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Magelang - Java

Magelang City

Magelang is one of the largest cities of the 1,130 km² Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia and also the largest town in the Kedu Plain between Mount Merbabu and Mount Sumbing in Central Java, Indonesia. It is in a fertile agricultural area and one of the most densely populated regions on Java. The town, is divided into two regions, Magelang Utara (North Magelang), and Magelang Selatan (South Magelang). Since 2007, the city expanded into three regions, adding Magelang Tengah (Center Magelang).

It is the closest major town to Borobudur, a ninth-century Buddhist monument. It is located about 10 km north west of Yogyakarta, on the main highway connecting that city with Java's northern coast at Semarang.

Many of the town's colonial-era buildings have become heritage landmarks, such as the Karesidenan Kedu building. History records this is the place where Prince Diponegoro was trickily arrested by the Dutch colonial government in order to end the Java War (1825-1830). The chair that Prince Diponegoro sat on, still exist in that place, which has now become a museum. A fingernail, which is believed to be Diponegoro's, still can be seen on the arm of the chair. A statue was erected in his honour in "Alun-Alun" (town square)of Magelang.The Magelang Regency includes Borobudur, Pawon, and Mendut temples. Another less well known temple is the Canggal Temple, of which a Sanskrit transcription revealed the name of the first Mataram Kingdom ruler, Sanjaya.Magelang houses a Roman Catholic seminary. Nearly all Roman Catholic priests in Java, are graduates from the seminary in the richter scale struck the pro

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