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Magetan Regency

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Magetan Regency

Kabupaten Magetan
Motto: Memayu Hayuning Bawana Suka Ambangun
Country  Indonesia
Province East Java
 • Regent Drs.H Sumantri,MM
 • Total 672.70 km2 (259.73 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Lowest elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
 • Total 621,000
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +7

Magetan is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia.

Within Magetan there is a subdivision also called Magetan. Magetan has a famous lake called Sarangan Lake which is located in the Sarangan District.

The chairman of "Jawa Pos Group", a famous newspaper in Indonesia, Dahlan Iskan, was born here, as were Prof. Dr. Samaun Samadikun (ex-Chief LIPI), Charis Suhud (ex-Vice Chief MPR), and the poet Iman Budhi Santosa.

The Labuh Sesaji, or "throwing of offering" procession proceeds towards Lake Sarangan where offerings will be thrown


Culinary specialities from Magetan are:

  • Tepo tahu
  • Getuk pisang, made from banana (from Kauman District)
  • Kurmelo, made from orange skin with dates addition
  • Lempeng, snack made from dried rice

Famous Locations

  • Mount Lawu
  • Cetho Temple
  • Sarangan Lake, famous lake in East Java
  • Tirtosari Waterfall, near Sarangan Lake
  • Ngancar Waterfall, in Ngerong District
  • Taman Toga (Herbal Medicine Park), in Plaosan District
  • Leather Product's Center, at Sawo Street, famous Leather Production in East Java beside Tanggulangin (Sidoarjo)
  • Military Airport: Lanud Iswahyudi


Book "Apa dan Siapa Magetan", issued by Pemerintah Kabupaten Daerah Tingkat II Magetan, 1987

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