Blitar Regency

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Blitar Regency
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Motto(s): 
Hurub Hambangun Praja
"The Spirit Build Country"
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Location within East Java
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Blitar Regency
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Blitar Regency
Blitar Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°08′00″S112°15′00″E / 8.13333°S 112.25°E / -8.13333; 112.25 Coordinates: 8°08′00″S112°15′00″E / 8.13333°S 112.25°E / -8.13333; 112.25
Country Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Province East Java
Capital Kanigoro
Government
  RegentRijanto
Area
  Total1,588.79 km2 (613.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census) [1]
  Total1,223,745
  Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (IWST)
Area code (+62) 342
Website blitarkab.go.id

Blitar Regency is a regency in East Java, Indonesia. It covers an area of 1,558.79 km2 and had a population of 1,116,639 at the 2010 Census [2] and 1,223,745 at the 2020 Census. [3] Since 2010, its capital has been located in Kanigoro, after sharing the same capital with Blitar city for more than a century. [4] Blitar city is now a separate administrative entity, enclaved within the regency but completely independent from it.

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History

Blitar Regency as an administrative area is believed to be established in 5 August 1324 AD during the reign of King Jayanegara (1309-1328). [5]

Administrative districts

Blitar Regency (excluding the city) is divided into twenty-two districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their population totals from the 2010 Census [6] and the 2020 Census. [7] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal codes. The districts are grouped into southern and northern sectors, which have no administrative or legal significance, but highlight the much lower density in the south of the regency (adjoining the sea) compared with the north (centred on Blitar city).

NameArea
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010 [8]
Pop'n
Census
2020 [9]
No.
of
vill.
Post
code
Bakung111.2425,01127,3401166163
Wonotirto (a)164.5435,25337,920866173
Panggungrejo (b)119.5440,55142,3001066174
Wates (c)68.7627,68830,150866194
Binangun76.7942,71745,8601266193
Sutojayan44.2046,83751,0801166172
Kademangan105.2863,51969,7101566161
Totals -
South sector
689.85281,576304,36075
Kanigoro55.5572,91981,7701266171
Talun49.7859,16765,4201466183
Selopuro39.2939,31943,900866184
Kesamben56.9648,41853,0301066191
Selorejo52.2334,78438,6201066192
Doko70.9537,64840,7001066186
Wlingi66.3649,90253,720966185
Gandusari88.2366,33773,2401466187
Garum65.5662,02568,310966182
Nglegok92.5667,47974,8101166181
Sanankulon33.3353,04057,5301266151
Ponggok103.8396,783108,1701566153
Srengat53.9862,07167,7201666152
Wonodadi40.3545,83049,1001166155
Udananu40.9839,34143,3701266154
Totals -
North sector
898.94835,063919,385173
Totals - Regency1,588.791,116,6391,223,745248

Notes: (a) including 7 small offshore islands. (b) including 13 small offshore islands. (c) including 8 small offshore islands.

Temples

Because of its strategic location, Blitar has been important for religious activities in the past, especially Hindu. The most famous temple in this area is Candi Penataran located in Penataran village, Nglegok District. According to history, Candi Penataran used to be a temple state or the main temple of the kingdom. Candi Penataran was built when King Kertajaya offered sima to adore sira majesty of Lord Palah in the year 1119 Saka (1197 AD).

Other temples are scattered throughout Blitar, including :

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