Blitar Regency

Kabupaten Blitar
Motto: Hurub Hambangun Praja
"The Spirit Build Country"
Coordinates: 7°09′S 111°52′E / 7.150°S 111.867°E / -7.150; 111.867Coordinates: 7°09′S 111°52′E / 7.150°S 111.867°E / -7.150; 111.867
Country  Indonesia
Province East Java
  Regent Drs H.Rijanto MM.
  Total 1,588.79 km2 (613.44 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
  Total 1,116,010
  Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7

Blitar Regency is a regency in East Java, Indonesia. Since 2010, its capital is located in Kanigoro after sharing the same capital with Blitar for more than a century.[1]

Administrative Divisions

Blitar Regency has 22 kecamatan (districts) :[2]


Because of its strategic location, Blitar important for religious activities in the past, especially Hindu. The most famous temple in this area is Candi Penataran located in Penataran village, District of Nglegok. 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, which is :



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