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Blitar is a city in East Java, Indonesia, about 73 km from Malang and 167 km from Surabaya. The area lies within longitude 111° 40' - 112° 09' East and its latitude is 8° 06' South. The city of Blitar lies at an altitude on average 167 metres above sea level.[1]

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Clockwise, from top left : Sukarno Mausoleum, Penataran Temple, Plumbangan Temple, Former house of Sukarno
Official seal of Blitar
Kridha Hangudi Jaya
Location within East Java
Location within East Java
Blitar is located in Java
Location in Java and Indonesia
Blitar is located in Indonesia
Blitar (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°06′S 112°09′E / 8.100°S 112.150°E / -8.100; 112.150Coordinates: 8°06′S 112°09′E / 8.100°S 112.150°E / -8.100; 112.150
Country Indonesia
Province East Java
CityApril 1, 1906
 • MayorMuhammad Samanhudi Anwar
 • Vice MayorSantoso
 • Total32 km2 (8.29 sq mi)
167 m (548 ft)
 • Total132,018
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 342
Vehicle registrationAG

The city is noted as the location of the grave of Sukarno, the first President of Indonesia, five kilometers from the city plaza. The Istana Gebang (Gebang palace) where Sukarno lived as a child is nearby and has been converted into a museum. containing numerous items commemorating Sukarno's place in Indonesian history.[2] In addition, the very active Kelud volcano is located just over 20 kilometers north of Blitar.

Former Vice President of Indonesia, Dr. Boediono, and the commander-in-chief of the Indonesian military, Admiral Agus Suhartono, were born in Blitar. Both of them are the alumni of SMP Negeri 1 Blitar and SMA Negeri 1 Blitar.

Local economic governanceEdit

Based on the survey conducted between August 2010 and January 2011, Blitar was rated number one in Indonesia for local economic governance, being considered particularly good in infrastructure, interaction between local administrations and businesses, business licensing, and regional head capacity and integrity.[3]

People from BlitarEdit

Bathing place near Temple Panataran, near Blitar

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "BPS Provinsi Jawa Timur". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ The Jakarta Post. "Blitar Leads Economic Governance Survey". Retrieved June 3, 2016.

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