Rembang Regency
Kabupaten Rembang
Coat of arms of Rembang Regency
Location within Central Java
Location within Central Java
Rembang Regency is located in Java
Rembang Regency
Rembang Regency
Location in Java
Rembang Regency is located in Indonesia
Rembang Regency
Rembang Regency
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°43′00″S 111°21′00″E / 6.71667°S 111.35000°E / -6.71667; 111.35000
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceCentral Java
CapitalRembang
Government
 • RegentAbdul Hafidz
 • Vice RegentMochamad Hanies Cholil Barro
Area
 • Total1,036.70 km2 (400.27 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2022 estimate)[1]
 • Total650,770
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 295, 356
Websiterembangkab.go.id

Rembang Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Rembang) is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) on the extreme northeast coast of Central Java Province, on the island of Java (bordering on the Java Sea) in Indonesia. The regency covers an area of 1,036.70 km2 on Java, and it had a population of 591,359 at the 2010 Census[2] and 645,333 at the 2020 Census;[3] the official estimate as of mid-2022 was 650,770, of whom 327,196 were males and 323,574 were females.[1] Its administrative capital is the town of Rembang.

Geography

Java Sea coast in Rembang Regency.
Shoreline with mangrove forest.

It is a lowland, with a maximum elevation of about 70 metres (230 ft) above sea level.

The Solo River flows through its inland section.

The regency is crossed by the North Coast Road, an inter-province main road on the island.

Borders

Rembang Regency is bordered by:[4]

Dutch East Indies colonial church in Lasem (Rembang).

Administrative districts

The regency is divided into fourteen 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 administrative centres, the number of administrative villages in each district (totaling 287 rural desa and 7 urban kelurahan - the latter all in Rembang town District), and its post-code.

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
33.17.01 Sumber 78.20 33,586 36,804 37,142 Sumber 18 59253
33.17.02 Bulu 101.10 25,649 28,019 28,259 Bulu 16 59255
33.17.03 Gunem 84.73 22,743 24,263 24,359 Gunem 16 59263
33.17.04 Sale 109.01 35,756 38,922 39,229 Sale 15 59265
33.17.05 Sarang 92.86 60,063 62,889 62,909 Kalipang 23 59274
33.17.06 Sedan 87.37 51,143 55,255 55,609 Sidorejo 21 59264
33.17.07 Pamotan 80.60 43,959 49,745 50,515 Pamotan 23 59261
33.17.08 Sulang 84.81 36,764 39,124 39,260 Sulang 21 59254
33.17.09 Kaliori 61.72 38,615 42,206 42,572 Tambakagung 23 59252
33.17.10 Rembang
(town)
61.71 83,942 91,905 92,733 Leteh 34 (a) 59211
- 59219
33.17.11 Pancur 43.00 27,345 30,808 31,258 Pancur 23 59262
33.17.12 Kragan 67.08 58,232 65,499 66,435 Balongmulyo 27 59273
33.17.13 Sluke 38.28 26,620 29,512 29,850 Sluke 14 59272
33.17.14 Lasem 46.23 46,942 50,382 50,640 Soditan 20 59271
Totals 1,036.70 591,359 645,333 650,770 Rembang 294

Note: (a) Rembang (town) District comprises 7 urban kelurahan (Gegunung Kulon, Kutoharjo, Leteh, Magersari, Pacar, Sidowayah and Tanjungsari) and 27 rural desa.

Climate

Rembang has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) with moderate to little rainfall from May to October and heavy rainfall from November to April.

Climate data for Rembang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 31.1
(88.0)
31.0
(87.8)
31.3
(88.3)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
32.3
(90.1)
33.1
(91.6)
34.2
(93.6)
34.4
(93.9)
33.7
(92.7)
32.2
(90.0)
32.4
(90.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.9
(80.4)
26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
27.4
(81.3)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.6
(79.9)
27.0
(80.6)
27.9
(82.2)
28.4
(83.1)
28.3
(82.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.3
(81.2)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.8
(73.0)
22.8
(73.0)
22.8
(73.0)
22.6
(72.7)
21.8
(71.2)
20.9
(69.6)
20.9
(69.6)
21.6
(70.9)
22.5
(72.5)
23.0
(73.4)
22.7
(72.9)
22.3
(72.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 263
(10.4)
206
(8.1)
197
(7.8)
129
(5.1)
105
(4.1)
72
(2.8)
35
(1.4)
23
(0.9)
36
(1.4)
69
(2.7)
138
(5.4)
219
(8.6)
1,492
(58.7)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Lasem

Ceremonial double ikat man's head cloth from 1880s Lasem.

During the colonial Dutch East Indies period, the area was known as Lasem.

The Han family of Lasem was a prominent Chinese immigrant family of colonial government bureaucrats and landlords in the area.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2023, Kabupaten Rembang Dalam Angka 2023 (Katalog-BPS 1102001.3317)
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ "JavaTourism.com – Java, Indonesia Travel and Tourism Information". Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  5. ^ "Climate: Rembang". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  6. ^ Lombard-Salmon, Claudine (1991). "The Han Family of East Java. Entrepreneurship and Politics (18th-19th Centuries)". Archipel. 41 (1): 53–87. doi:10.3406/arch.1991.2711. Retrieved 16 January 2017.

6°43′00″S 111°21′00″E / 6.71667°S 111.35000°E / -6.71667; 111.35000