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.


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.


Rembang Regency is bordered by:[1]


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.


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.


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  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.

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