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Provinces of Indonesia

The province (provinsi or propinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. Each province has its own local government (Pemerintah Daerah Provinsi), headed by the governor (gubernur); and has its own legislative body (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah). The Governor and member of representatives are elected by popular vote for 5 years term.

Central Java
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This page is a short summary containing more general information about the province of Central Java. Extensive information on Central Java can be found in the directories 'Central Java', 'Solo' and 'Yogyakarta' on this website.

Location map of Central Java.

Central Java (Indonesian: Jawa Tengah) is a province of Indonesia. The administrative capital is Semarang.


It lies on the island of Java, between the provinces of East Java and West Java. Historically and culturally, Yogyakarta is also a part of the Central Java region, but it is a separate political entity.

Some regions in Central Java such as Surakarta (Solo) and Banyumasan have their own special identity based on their history, culture and language/dialect and traditions.

The population of Central Java is 31,820,000 (2005 census), making it the third most-populous province in Indonesia.


Regencies (with their capitals) and cities in Central Java are listed below:
  • Banjarnegara Regency (Banjarnegara)
  • Banyumas Regency (Purwokerto)
  • Batang Regency (Batang)
  • Blora Regency (Blora)
  • Boyolali Regency, Boyolali
  • Brebes Regency, Brebes
  • Cilacap Regency, Cilacap
  • Demak Regency, Demak
  • Grobogan Regency, Purwodadi
  • Jepara Regency, Jepara
  • Pekalongan Regency, Kajen
  • Karanganyar Regency, Karanganyar
  • Kebumen Regency, Kebumen
  • Kendal Regency, Kendal
  • Klaten Regency, Klaten
  • Kudus Regency, Kudus
  • Magelang Regency, Mungkid
  • Pati Regency, Pati
  • Pekalongan
  • Pemalang Regency, Pemalang
  • Purbalingga Regency, Purbalingga
  • Purworejo Regency, Purworejo
  • Rembang Regency, Rembang
  • Semarang Regency, Salatiga
  • Semarang
  • Tegal, Slawi
  • Sragen Regency, Sragen
  • Sukoharjo Regency, Sukoharjo
  • Surakarta
  • Tegal
  • Temanggung Regency, Temanggung
  • Wonogiri Regency, Wonogiri
  • Wonosobo Regency, Wonosobo

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Last revised on March 19, 2010
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