Batang Regency
Kabupaten Batang
Coat of arms of Batang Regency
Motto: 
Batang Berkembang
Location within Central Java
Location within Central Java
Batang Regency is located in Indonesia
Batang Regency
Batang Regency
Location of Batang Regency in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°51′46″S 110°3′6″E / 6.86278°S 110.05167°E / -6.86278; 110.05167
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceCentral Java
CapitalBatang
Area
 • Total788.64 km2 (304.50 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2022 estimate)
 • Total817,100
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Area code+62 285
Websitebatangkab.go.id

Batang (Javanese: ꦧꦠꦁ) is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) on the north coast of Central Java province in Indonesia. It covers an area of 788.64 km2 and had a population of 706,764 at the 2010 Census[2] and 801,718 at the 2020 Census;[3] the official estimate as of mid-2022 was 817,100 (comprising 412,365 males and 404,735 females).[1] Its capital is the town of Batang, about 100 km west of the province's capital city of Semarang.

People in Batang are mostly Javanese who speak both Javanese and Indonesian.

The regency comprises both coastal and mountainous landscapes. Batang's town centre is located on the side of the north coast trans-Java highway network, widely known as "the Pantura". Economic activities are concentrated along this highway and also in the vicinity of the town square known as "alun-alun". In the middle of the square, there is a huge old ficus tree which has become one of the Regency's icons.

Administrative Districts

Batang Regency comprises fifteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[2] and the 2020 Census,[3] together with the official estimates as of mid-2022.[1] The table also includes the locations of the district headquarters, the number of administrative villages in each district (totaling 239 rural desa and 9 urban kelurahan - the latter all in Batang (town) District), and its postcode.

Kode
Wilayah
Name of
District
(kecamatan)
Area
in
km2
Pop'n
Census
2010
Pop'n
Census
2020
Pop'n
Estimate
mid 2022
Admin
centre
No.
of
villages
Post
code
33.25.01 Wonotunggal 52.35 30,915 37,797 39,081 Wonotunggal 15 51253
33.25.02 Bandar 73.33 63,310 71,691 73,034 Bandar 17 51254
33.25.03 Blado 78.39 42,131 45,835 46,333 Blado 18 51255
33.25.04 Reban 46.34 35,353 40,306 41,115 Reban 19 51273
33.25.05 Bawang 73.85 50,705 55,672 56,377 Bawang 20 51274
33.25.06 Tersono 49.33 35,585 40,482 41,277 Tersono 20 51272
33.25.07 Gringsing 72.77 55,859 63,019 64,153 Plelen 15 51291
33.25.08 Limpung 33.41 38,683 43,887 44,726 Limpung 17 51271
33.25.15 Banyuputih 44.43 32,781 36,708 37,315 Sembung 11 51271
-51281
33.25.09 Subah 83.52 48,518 53,186 53,843 Subah 17 51263
33.25.14 Pecalungan 36.19 29,959 32,519 32,858 Pecalungan 10 51262
33.25.10 Tulis 45.09 33,425 38,785 39,699 Kaliboyo 17 51254
-51263
33.25.13 Kandeman 41.76 45,305 54,602 56,300 Kandeman 13 51261
33.25.11 Batang (town) 34.35 118,539 133,738 136,145 Watesalit 21 (a) 51211
-51116
33.25.12 Warungasem 23.55 45,696 53,491 54,844 Banjiran 18 51252
Totals 788.64 706,764 801,718 817,100 Batang 248

Note: (a) comprises 9 urban kelurahan (Karangasem Selatan, Karangasem Utara, Kasepuhan, Kauman, Proyonanggan Selatan, Proyonanggan Tengah, Proyonanggan Utara, Sambong and Watesalit) and 12 rural desa.

Attractions

These include:

Special events

Every "Jumat Kliwon" night (the night before a particular Friday, which coincides with the mystical fifth day of Kliwon of the Javanese calendar) people gather in the town square, creating a monthly festival with hundreds of street vendors selling goods. It occurs every 35 days.

People related to Batang Regency

Goenawan Mohamad - democracy activist, writer and also prominent national press figure, was born in Batang.

References

  1. ^ a b c Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2023, Kabupaten Batang Dalam Angka 2023 (Katalog-BPS 1102001.3325)
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

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