Semarang is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Ungaran.

Semarang Regency

Kabupaten Semarang
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A view of Mount Ungaran, Lake Rawapening and the towns of Bandungan and Ambarawa
A view of Mount Ungaran, Lake Rawapening and the towns of Bandungan and Ambarawa
Official seal of Semarang Regency
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Dharmottama Satya Praja"
Semarang Regency within Central Java
Semarang Regency within Central Java
Semarang Regency is located in Indonesia
Semarang Regency
Semarang Regency
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: 7°15′56″S 110°20′9″E / 7.26556°S 110.33583°E / -7.26556; 110.33583Coordinates: 7°15′56″S 110°20′9″E / 7.26556°S 110.33583°E / -7.26556; 110.33583
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCentral Java
Founded2 May 1547
CapitalUngaran
Government
 • Mayordr. H. Mundjirin ES .SpOG
 • Vice-mayorIr. Warnadi MM
Area
 • Total1,447 km2 (559 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Total931,041
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Standard Time)
Area code(s)0274, 0298
Vehicle registrationH
Websitewww.semarangkab.go.id

GeographyEdit

Administratively, Semarang Regency is bordered by Kendal and Temanggung Regencies in the west, Boyolali Regency amd Magelang Regency in the south, Grobogan and Demak Regencies in the east and the city of Semarang in the north. Salatiga City, meanwhile, forms an enclave within the Regency, and is administratively separate. Geographically, it is located between 110 14 54,75 110 39 3 East Longitude and 7 3 57 7 30 South Latitude.[1]Semarang Regency has an area of 95.020 Hectares, with a productive land area of 24.417 Hectares.

Air temperature in this regency is relatively cold because it is located between 318 to 1.450 m above sea level. Ungaran Barat District is the lowest area, while Getasan District is the highest. In 2005 there was 97 rainy days and in 2007 was 83 rainy days. Bawen District is an area with the most rainy days (144 days) and Suruh District the least (30 days).

Administrative districtsEdit

Semarang Regency comprises nineteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

Tourist Attractions[3]Edit

  1. Budha Gaya Watugong Shrine. Budha Gaya Watugong shrine complex has great artistic value. With the height of 39 metres, it represents the highest pagoda in Indonesia. It was built in 2005, and it is located in front of Makodam IV Diponegoro Semarang. In this seven-floor building, there are some Welas Asih Goddess statues lied on its second until sixth floor, and also has 20 Kwan Im statues.
  2. The Indonesian Railway Museum is located on the town of Ambarawa. The museum is located on a decommissioned railway station and houses several train locomotives, carriages, and railway paraphernalia from the colonial era.[citation needed]
  3. The Gedong Songo Temple Complex are a series of temples located some 5 kilometers from the town of Bandungan, on the slopes of Mount Ungaran built in the Hindu-Buddhist era.[citation needed]
  4. Penggaron Forest. Penggaron forest height is about 350 metres above sea level with temperature of 20 °C until 26 °C with fresh and clean air. This forest recreation site lies within 17 kilometres from Semarang and only 2 kilometres from Ungaran so making its area very close to the urban areas. Dominated by pine forest, though other species can also be found.
  5. Lake Rawapening is a freshwater lake located in the districts of Ambarawa, Banyubiru, Bawen, and Tuntang. It is home to a unique ecosystem made out of floating water hyacinth islands and is an important center of fisheries and birdlife in the Regency.[citation needed]
  6. Tlogo Coffee Plantation. Tlogo Coffee Plantation is located in Delik village, Semarang regency of Central Java province. It is an area with the width of 415 hectare and height 400 until 675 metres above sea level. Cold weather and clean air which are free from pollution will bring enjoyable moment and beautiful panorama.

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