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Clockwise, from top left : Sukarno Mausoleum, Penataran Temple, Plumbangan Temple, Former house of Sukarno
Official seal of Blitar
Motto(s): Kridha Hangudi Jaya
Blitar is located in Java
Location in Java and Indonesia
Blitar is located in Indonesia
Blitar (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°06′S 112°09′E / 8.100°S 112.150°E / -8.100; 112.150Coordinates: 8°06′S 112°09′E / 8.100°S 112.150°E / -8.100; 112.150
Country  Indonesia
Province  East Java
City April 1, 1906
 • Mayor Muhammad Samanhudi Anwar
 • Vice Mayor Santoso
 • Total 32 km2 (8.29 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 132,018
Time zone Indonesia Western Time (UTC+7)
Postcodes 66100
Area code (+62) 342
Vehicle registration AG

Blitar is a city in East Java, Indonesia, about 73 km from Malang and 167 km from Surabaya. The area lies within longitude 111° 40' - 112° 09' East and its latitude is 8° 06' South.

The city is noted as the location of the grave of Sukarno, the first President of Indonesia, five kilometers from the city plaza. The Istana Gebang (Gebang palace) where Sukarno lived as a child is nearby and has been converted into a museum] containing numerous items commemorating Sukarno's place in Indonesian history.[1] In addition, the very active Kelud volcano is located just over 20 kilometers north of Blitar.

Former Vice President of Indonesia, Dr. Boediono, and the commander-in-chief of the Indonesian military, Admiral Agus Suhartono, were born in Blitar. Both of them are the alumni of SMP Negeri 1 Blitar and SMA Negeri 1 Blitar.

Local economic governance

Based on the survey conducted between August 2010 and January 2011, Blitar was rated number one in Indonesia for local economic governance, being considered particularly good in infrastructure, interaction between local administrations and businesses, business licensing, and regional head capacity and integrity.[2]

People from Blitar

Bathing place near Temple Panataran, near Blitar

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  2. ^ The Jakarta Post. "Blitar Leads Economic Governance Survey". Retrieved June 3, 2016. 

External links

  • Witton, Patrick (2003). Indonesia (7th ed.). Melbourne: Lonely Planet. pp. 285–286. ISBN 1-74059-154-2. 
  • (in Indonesian) Official site of Blitar City
  • (in Indonesian) Official site of Blitar Regency
  • Heraldry of Blitar
  • (Indonesian) Blitar Tourism Directory
  • (Indonesian) Blitar Local Information
  • Blitar travel guide from Wikivoyage

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