Special Region of Yogyakarta

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The Special Region of Yogyakarta (Indonesian: Daerah Istimewa (D.I.) Yogyakarta, pronounced /ˌjɒɡjəˈkɑːrtə/; Javanese: ꦣꦲꦺꦫꦃꦲꦶꦯ꧀ꦡꦶꦩꦺꦮꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠ Dhaérah Istiméwa Yogyakarta) is a provincial-level autonomous region of Indonesia in the southern Java.[5] It is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the south, as well as sharing all the land borders to the province of Central Java. Ruled by the Yogyakarta Sultanate, the region is the only officially recognized monarchy within the government of Indonesia. The city of Yogyakarta is a popular tourist destination and cultural center of the region.

Special Region of Yogyakarta

ꦣꦲꦺꦫꦃꦲꦶꦯ꧀ꦡꦶꦩꦺꦮꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠ
Special Region of Yogyakarta
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Flag of Special Region of Yogyakarta
Flag
Official seal of Special Region of Yogyakarta
Seal
Motto(s): 

Javanese: Hamemayu Hayuning Bawana
Hanacaraka: ꦲꦩꦼꦩꦪꦸ​ꦲꦪꦸꦤꦶꦁ​ꦧꦮꦤ
Indonesian: Memperindah Keindahan Dunia
English: Beautify the Beauty of the World
Slogan:
Tourism Slogan: Jogja Istimewa (Special Jogja)
Location of the Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia
Location of the Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia
Coordinates: 7°47′S 110°22′E / 7.783°S 110.367°E / -7.783; 110.367Coordinates: 7°47′S 110°22′E / 7.783°S 110.367°E / -7.783; 110.367
Established4 March 1950
Capital
and largest city
Yogyakarta
Government
 • TypeDevolved sultan-led system within a unitary republic
 • Governor (Sultan)Hamengkubuwana X
 • Vice Governor (Paku Alam)Paku Alam X
Area
 • Total3,133.15 km2 (1,209.72 sq mi)
Area rank33rd in Indonesia
Highest elevation2,955 m (9,695 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Total3,668,719
 • Rank18th in Indonesia
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups96% Javanese
0.6% Sundanese
3.4% other[2]
 • Religion92.62% Islam
4.5% Roman catholic
2.68% Protestantism
0.09% Hinduism
0.09% Buddhism
0.02% other[3]
 • LanguagesIndonesian(official)
Javanese (official regional)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
ISO 3166 codeID-YO
HDIIncrease 0.799 (High)
HDI rank2nd (2019)
GDP PPP (2011)Increase$6.20 billion[4]
Websitejogjaprov.go.id
Interactive map of SR Yogyakarta

The Yogyakarta Sultanate was established in 1755 and provided unwavering support for Indonesia's independence during the Indonesian National Revolution (1945–1949). As a first-level division in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is governed by Sultan Hamengkubuwono as the governor and Prince Paku Alam as the vice governor. With a land area of just 3,185.8 km2, it is the second-smallest province-level entity of Indonesia after Jakarta.[6]

HistoryEdit

 
Praja Cihna (Javanese: ꦥꦿꦗꦕꦶꦃꦤ), coat of arms or crest of the Yogyakarta Sultanate that is upheld by Mataram society. The crest contains the Javanese script ꦲꦨ꧀ꦮ, a royal monogram of Hamengkubuwono.

In Javanese, it is pronounced [joɡjaˈkartɔ], and named after the city of Ayodhya in Javanese-Hindu mythology.[7] The Dutch name of the Special Region is Djokjakarta.

The Sultanate has existed in various forms through prehistory and survived through the rule of the Dutch and the 1942 invasion of the Dutch East Indies by the Japanese Empire. In August 1945 Indonesia's first president, Sukarno proclaimed the independence of the Indonesian Republic, and by September of that year, Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX and duke Sri Paku Alam VIII had sent letters to Sukarno expressing their support for the newly born nation of Indonesia, in which they acknowledged the Yogyakarta Sultanate as part of the Indonesian Republic. The Sunanate of Surakarta did the same, and both of the Javanese kingdoms were awarded special status as special regions within the Indonesian Republic. However, due to a leftist anti-royalist uprising in Surakarta, the Sunanate of Surakarta lost its special administrative status in 1946 and was absorbed into the province of Central Java.

Yogyakarta's overwhelming support and the Sultan's patriotism were essential in the Indonesian struggle for independence during the Indonesian National Revolution (1945–1949). The city of Yogyakarta became the capital of the Indonesian Republic from January 1946 to December 1948 after the fall of Jakarta to the Dutch. Later, the Dutch also invaded Yogyakarta causing the Indonesian Republic's capital to be transferred again to Bukittinggi in West Sumatra on 19 December 1948. In return for Yogyakarta's support, the declaration of Special Authority over Yogyakarta was granted in full in 1950 and Yogyakarta was given the status as a Special Administrative Region, making Yogyakarta the only region headed by a monarchy in Indonesia.

The Special Region was struck by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake on 27 May 2006, killing 5,782 people, injuring approximately 36,000 and leaving 600,000 people homeless.[8] The region of Bantul suffered the most damage and deaths.

GeographyEdit

The Special Region is located near the southern coast of Java, surrounded on three sides by the province of Central Java, and with the Indian Ocean on the south side. The population at the 2010 Census was 3,457,491 people, and then increased to 3,668,719 at the 2020 Census. It has an area of 3,133.15 km2, making it the second-smallest area of the provinces in Indonesia, after the Jakarta Capital Region. Along with surrounding areas in Central Java, it has some of the highest population densities of Java.

Mount Merapi is located to the immediate north of the city of Yogyakarta and Sleman Regency. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It last erupted in October–November 2010, killing and injuring many people and temporarily displacing approximately 100,000 residents.[9][10]

Geo-heritage sitesEdit

Indonesia has a number of geo-heritage sites in the Yogyakarta Special Region. It has been declared by the Geological Agency of the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry. The sites consist of 9 sites: Eocene limestone in Gamping (Sleman Regency), pillow lava in Berbah (Sleman), pre-historic volcanic sediment in Candi Ijo, Prambanan (Sleman), sand dunes in Parangtritis Beach (Bantul regency), Kiskendo cave, and former manganese mining site in Kleripan (Kulonprogo regency), the prehistoric volcano in Nglanggeran (Gunungkidul regency), Wediombo-Siung beaches (Gunungkidul) and Bioturbasi site in Kalingalang (Gunungkidul). The most unusual one is pillow lava in Berbah (Sleman) which is a big, rough black rock that lays on the bank of the narrow Dengkeng River. The prehistoric volcano in Nglanggeran (Gunungkidul regency) has already been developed as a tourist destination.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The Special Region of Yogyakarta (provincial level) is subdivided into four regencies (kabupaten) and one city (kota):

Name Capital Area (km2) Population
2000 Census
Population
2005 estimate
Population
2010 Census
Population
2020 Census
HDI[11]
2018 Estimates
Yogyakarta City Yogyakarta City 32.50 396,700 433,539 388,627 373,589 0.861 (Very High)
Bantul Regency Bantul 508.13 781,000 859,968 911,503 985,770 0.794 (High)
Gunung Kidul Regency Wonosari 1,431.42 670,400 681,554 675,382 747,161 0.692 (Medium)
Kulon Progo Regency Wates 586.28 371,000 373,757 388,859 436,395 0.737 (High)
Sleman Regency Sleman 574.82 901,400 988,277 1,093,110 1,125,804 0.834 (Very High)
Totals 3,133.15 3,121,045 3,337,095 3,457,491 3,668,719 0.795 (High)

Located within the Special Region of Yogyakarta, the city of Yogyakarta is known as a center of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. It is also one of Indonesia's most renowned centers of higher education. At the city's center is the Sultan's palace called the Kraton. While the city sprawls in all directions from the Kraton, the core of the modern city is to the north.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19712,489,360—    
19802,750,813+10.5%
19902,913,054+5.9%
19952,916,779+0.1%
20003,122,268+7.0%
20103,457,491+10.7%
20203,668,719+6.1%
Source: Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS), 2021

ReligionEdit

Religion in Special Region of Yogyakarta

  Islam (92.62%)
  Protestantism (2.68%)
  Roman catholic (4.5%)
  Buddhism (0.09%)
  Hinduism (0.09%)
  Confucianism and others (0.02%)

TransportEdit

Yogyakarta is served by Adisutjipto International Airport and Yogyakarta International Airport, the latter being opened for minimum operations in late April 2019 and fully operational starting late March 2020. There are two main railway stations: Lempuyangan Station and Yogyakarta railway station.

Yogyakarta is considered one of the major hubs that link the west–east main railway route in Java island. Yogyakarta railway station is the main train station located in the center, and Lempuyangan train station is the second train station in the city. The two stations have their own schedule to and from other cities on Java island. The Prambanan Express commuter rail service operates across parts of Kulonprogo Regency, and Yogyakarta City as well as regencies in Central Java, which would be replaced with an electric commuter rail system in 2021. To the south, in the Bantul region, is the Giwangan bus station, the largest bus station in Indonesia. The center of metropolitan Yogyakarta is surrounded by a ring road.

Since 2008, the government of Special Region of Yogyakarta launched a bus rapid transit system, the Trans Jogja, which connects places in and around Yogyakarta City, including the airport and the Prambanan temple. Today,[when?] Trans Jogja has reached other points in the south-side of the city.[12]

EducationEdit

Yogyakarta is home to more than 100 institutions[13] of higher education in Indonesia, the highest number of higher education institutions of any province in Indonesia. Hence, Yogyakarta earned its nickname "Kota Pelajar" (The City of Students).

Yogyakarta is the home of the first established state university in Indonesia, the Gadjah Mada University.

The Special Region is also the home of the first-established private university in Indonesia, the Islamic University of Indonesia, which was founded in 1945. The Indonesia Institute of Arts, the first-established university in fine arts, is also in the region. Other large universities include Yogyakarta State University, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Sanata Dharma University, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta and the University of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta.

Sister relationshipsEdit

Yogyakarta Special Region has signed sister province relationship or friendly ties agreement with region/state:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Census Result 2020". yogyakarta.bps.go.id.
  2. ^ Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 2003.
  3. ^ Kementerian Agama Republik Indonesia Wilayah DIY (15 March 2010). "Kementerian Agama RI | Kantor Wilayah DI Yogyakarta". Yogyakarta.kemenag.go.id. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Statistik Indonesia". Archived from the original on 13 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Nomenklatur Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta dan Penggunaannya" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Luas wilayah". jogjaprov.go.id. 1 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Raffles and the British Invasion of Java," Tim Hannigan, Monsoon Books, 2012, ISBN 9789814358866, .. Its full formal name was Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. Like the Thai town of Ayutthaya, Yogyakarta was named for Ayodhya, the mythical birthplace of the Hindu god Rama ..
  8. ^ "Indonesia lowers quake death toll". CNN. 6 June 2006. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. Retrieved 6 June 2006.
  9. ^ "Update: Indonesia Volcano Death Toll Soars Past 100; 'Many Children Dead, by Gandang Sajarw". Jakarta Globe. 5 November 2010. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Pictures: Indonesia's Mount Merapi Volcano Erupts". News.nationalgeographic.com. 26 October 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Pembangunan Manusia | Provinsi D I Yogyakarta". ipm.bps.go.id.
  12. ^ "Trans Jogja Busway: Yogyakarta, Central Java". Indonesialogue.com. 26 February 2008. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  13. ^ "List of private higher education institutions in the Province of Yogyakarta". Kopertis4.or.id. Archived from the original on 26 August 2004. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  14. ^ "Kyoto prefecture List of Friendly and Sister City". pref.kyoto.jp. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  15. ^ "California's Sister-State Relationship with Special Province of Yogyakarta, Indonesia". senate.ca.gov. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Gyeongsangbuk-do Province Website".
  17. ^ Biro Kerjasama (2006). Bunga Rampai Kerjasama Luar Negeri Propinsi DIY. Yogyakarta: Pemerintah Propinsi DIY.
  18. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

ReferencesEdit

  • Regional Office of the Department of Tourism, Post and Telecommunication for the Special Region of Yogyakarta. (1997) Guide To Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta: Department of Tourism, Post and Telecommunication.
  • Ricklefs, M.C. (2001) A history of modern Indonesia since c.1200 (3rd ed.). Stanford: Stanford University Press. pp. 126–139, 269–271. ISBN 0-8047-4480-7
  • Ricklefs, M.C. (1974) Jogjakarta under Sultan Mangkubumi, 1749–1792: A history of the division of Java. London Oriental Series, vol. 30. London: Oxford University Press, (Revised Indonesian edition 2002)
  • Soemanto, Bakdi (1992) Cerita Rakyat dari Yogyakarta Jakarta: Grasindo (In Indonesian)
  • Soemardjan, S. (1962) Social Changes in Yogyakarta, Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell University Press.

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