East Java Province

Official Name : Jawa Timur (Abbreviation: Jatim) / Location : Eastern part of Java Island, including Bawean (Boyan) & Madura Islands

Capital : Surabaya City (Sby) / Administrative divisions : 9 cities & 29 Regencies/  Pop: 35,560,771 (3rd)/ Area: 47,779 km2 (13th)/ Major city: Malang, Gresik, Mojokerto, Madiun, Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Kota Batu, Kediri & Blitar

Map of East Java (9 Cities & 29 Regencies – Bawean Island is not shown)

Administrative Division :

Cities (9): Surabaya, Madiun, Kediri, Blitar, Malang, Kota Batu, Pasuruan, Probolinggo & Mojokerto

Regencies/Municipals (29):

Sub regional- Greater Surabaya : Gresik –includes Bawean Island-, Lamongan, Mojokerto (still in Mojokerto City;planned: Mojosari), Sidoarjo, Pasuruan

Sub regional- Northwest : Tuban, Bojonegoro, Ngawi, Magetan, Madiun (still in Madiun City;gradually to Caruban), Nganjuk & Jombang

Sub regional- Far Southeast : Probolinggo (Kraksaan), Situbondo, Bondowoso, Banyuwangi, Jember & Lumajang

Sub regional- Southern : Malang (Kepanjen), Kediri (still in Kediri City, gradually to Ngasem district), Blitar (Kanigoro), Tulungagung, Trenggalek, Ponorogo & Pacitan

Sub regional- Madura Island : Bangkalan, Sampang, Pamekasan & Sumenep

Note : All of the regency has its capital in the city with the same name of the regencies themselves. Since the regulation suggests that the municipal shall find a new seat for its capital once the former capital becomes an autonomous city, most of the regencies has gradually moved its capital to new place, except Pasuruan regency which still has its seat in Pasuruan City which is an autonomous city, separated from the regency -no further plan about its future capital until 2012-).

Province Seal : Five shaped star with Bromo mount in the background. Tugu Pahlawan and the Javanese gapura. Wave of ocean. Chains. Cotton and rice.

Motto : Jer Basuki Mawa Beya (Javanese): In order to get prosper, efforts are needed.

ZIP Code :60-69xxx/ Phone Code: 031 (Surabaya)/ Vehicle Plate : L (Surabaya); M (Madura) ;N (Malang); P (Besuki); S (Bojonegoro); W (Sidoarjo) ; AE (Madiun); AG (Kediri)

State University: Airlangga University/Unair (Surabaya); Brawijaya University/Unibraw (Malang);  Universitas Jember (Jember); Institut Teknologi Surabaya/ITS (Surabaya); Universitas Negeri Surabaya/Unesa; Universitas Negeri Malang/UM; Universitas Islam Negeri Malang/UIN; Politeknik Negeri Malang; Politeknik Perkapalan Negeri Surabaya; Politeknik Elektronik Negeri Surabaya; Politeknik Negeri Jember; Universitas Trunojoyo (Bangkalan)

Airports: Juanda Intl. Airport (Surabaya) & Abdul Rachman Saleh (Malang)

Provincial Flora/Fauna

Food: Soto Ambengan, Soto Madura, Pecel Madiun, Rujak Cingur

Dance-art: Reog Ponorogo, Banyuwangi Osing dance, Surabaya Ngremo, Ludruk Theater

Folksong : Rek Ayo Rek, Tanduk Majeng.

Traditional Clothes: Many regency has its own traditional clothes, but many a times these three are usually are performed as provincial dress (Left-right: Mataraman style of Madiun-Magetan region; Madurese clothes and Surabaya style)

Traditional weapon : Madurese’s Clurit (although of course Javanese Kris also part of their heritage)

Traditional house : again many but share similarities with neighbouring provinces in Java. This one is Ponorogo Joglo house with typical gate.

Port : Pelabuhan Tanjung Perak (Surabaya)/  Railway station: Surabaya-Gubeng

Downtown & Malls:

Places of Interest : 

Tourism East Java : http://www.eastjava.com/

Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

Official Map:

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