Batang Regency

Batang Regency
Kabupaten Batang

Motto: Batang Berkembang
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; 110.05167Coordinates: 6°51′46″S 110°3′6″E / 6.86278°S 110.05167°E / -6.86278; 110.05167
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
Capital Batang
  Total 788.64 km2 (304.50 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Total 706,764
  Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 285

Batang Regency (Kabupaten Batang) is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) on the north coast of Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is 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.


The Regency consists of 15 Districts (kecamatan), namely: Batang the town (the capital of the whole Regency), Bandar, Bawang, Blado, Gringsing, Limpung, Reban, Subah, Tersono, Tulis, Warungasem, Wonotunggal, Pecalungan, Kandeman and Banyuputih.


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

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

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