Mojokerto

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Mojokerto

ꦩꦗꦏꦼꦂꦠ
City of Mojokerto
Kota Mojokerto
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Mojokerto at night
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Location within East Java
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Mojokerto
Location in Java and Indonesia
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Mojokerto
Mojokerto (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 7°28′20″S112°26′1″E / 7.47222°S 112.43361°E / -7.47222; 112.43361 Coordinates: 7°28′20″S112°26′1″E / 7.47222°S 112.43361°E / -7.47222; 112.43361
Country Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Province Flag of East Java.svg  East Java
Founded1293
Gementee1918
Kota1950
Founded by Raden Wijaya
Government
  MayorIka Puspitasari [1]
  Vice MayorSuyitno
Area
  Total16.56 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
Area rank73
Population
 (2010)
  Total130.196
  Rank20
  Density7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (IWST)
Area code (+62) 321
Website mojokertokota.go.id
G.H.R. von Koenigswald (1902-1982), whose team discovered the Mojokerto child COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Dr. G.H.R. von Koenigswald tijdens onderzoek naar schedels op Java TMnr 10018632.jpg
G.H.R. von Koenigswald (1902–1982), whose team discovered the Mojokerto child

Mojokerto (Javanese : ꦩꦗꦏꦼꦂꦠ (Majakerta)) is a city in East Java Province, Indonesia. [2] It is located 40 km southwest of Surabaya, and constitutes one of the component units of the Surabaya metropolitan area (known as Gerbangkertosusila) which comprises Gresik Regency, Bangkalan Regency, Mojokerto Regency, Mojokerto City, Surabaya City, Sidoarjo Regency, and Lamongan Regency.

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Administration

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1946 Mojokerto City Map

The city of Mojokerto is administratively divided into three districts (kecamatan): Prajurit Kulon (with 53,183 population at the 2010 Census) and Magersari (with 67,013 population at the 2010 Census) and Kranggan . They are divided into 12 local "villages", listed below with their 2010 populations:

Economy

Mojokerto occupies a strategic position and role in East Java. It functions as a reliable sustaining stock of foodstuff and tourist attraction. PPLH (Pusat Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup – Seloliman Environmental Education Centre) is located in Mojokerto, it is a non-governmental organization aiming to further raise environmental awareness. Historically, Mojokerto is widely known as the then center of Wetan Mas Kingdom of King Airlangga (1029/1041), and of Majapahit Kingdom with its Brawijaya dynasty (1292–1400) and its territories exceeding Nusantara (standardized concept of Indonesian archipelagic territories).

Mojokerto has a motto of "Kota Budi Parinda"

Etymology

The name "Mojokerto" is a local Javanese pronunciation of the Malay words "Maja" and "Karta". The word Maja is the same as that of Majapahit, and originates from the word 'bael fruit' that was found at the location of the new capital of Majapahit Empire. Karta and Kerta mean 'Fortress', therefore Mojokerto means 'Fortress of Majapahit'.

The Seven Age Anniversary Plan of Majapahit Glory

Since four years ago, there have been several cultural fairs in East Java, lasting for a week. Some 37 districts participated. These activities have been held in alternate towns and cities such as Surabaya, Malang, Jember, Madiun. The activities were aimed at utilizing East Java’s specific potentials either in the form of traditional arts or special foods in the framework of marketing tourist attractions of East Java. This year coinciding with the year of the Green Environment, of Tourist Visit, and of Seven-Age commemoration stipulated Mojokerto as the site for holding cultural fair. For this purpose local and provincial committee are and have been taking the following measures:

Various activities being arranged are as follows:

The above-mentioned events took place from July 5, 1993 to July 15, 1993. Some foreign tourists came from China, Finland, Denmark, Malaysia and the Middle East.

Climate

Mojokerto has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with moderate to little rainfall from May to November and heavy to very heavy rainfall from December to April.

Climate data for Mojokerto
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)30.4
(86.7)
30.4
(86.7)
30.7
(87.3)
31.1
(88.0)
31.3
(88.3)
31.2
(88.2)
31.1
(88.0)
31.8
(89.2)
32.4
(90.3)
32.8
(91.0)
32.3
(90.1)
31.1
(88.0)
31.4
(88.5)
Daily mean °C (°F)26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.1
(79.0)
25.7
(78.3)
26.2
(79.2)
26.8
(80.2)
27.4
(81.3)
27.4
(81.3)
26.8
(80.2)
26.6
(79.9)
Average low °C (°F)22.6
(72.7)
22.5
(72.5)
22.5
(72.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22.0
(71.6)
21.1
(70.0)
20.4
(68.7)
20.6
(69.1)
21.2
(70.2)
22.1
(71.8)
22.5
(72.5)
22.5
(72.5)
21.9
(71.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches)327
(12.9)
339
(13.3)
314
(12.4)
164
(6.5)
108
(4.3)
39
(1.5)
31
(1.2)
11
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
47
(1.9)
125
(4.9)
273
(10.7)
1,783
(70.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org [3]

(in Indonesian) Government Website, District
(in Indonesian) Government Website, City

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References

  1. "Wali Kota Mojokerto Ika Puspitasari Diperiksa KPK, Ada Apa?". liputan6.com (in Indonesian). 23 January 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  2. Stephen Backshall (2003). Indonesia. Rough Guides. ISBN   1-85828-991-2.
  3. "Climate: Mojokerto". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 November 2020.