Rembang Regency

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Locator map of Rembang Regency in Central Java Province on Java.

Rembang Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) on the extreme northeast coast of Central Java Province, on the island of Java at the Java Sea, in Indonesia.

Geography[edit]

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

The regency covers an area of 887.13 km2 on Java. Its capital city is Rembang.

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[edit]

Rembang Regency is bordered by:[1]

Population[edit]

Dutch East Indies colonial church in Lasem (Rembang).

At the 2010 Census it had a population of 591,359 people;[2] the 2014 official estimate gave a population of 598,612.

Lasem[edit]

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.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.javatourism.com/index.php?Page=610
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakerta, 2011.
  3. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

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