27 Facts About East Java


East Java is a province of Indonesia located in the easternmost hemisphere of Java island.

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East Java is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, such as the Javanese, Madurese and Chinese.

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Almost every regency or city in East Java has its own unique tourist destinations, such as the Ijen volcano in Banyuwangi, Baluran National Park in Situbondo, and Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

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East Java has been inhabited by humans since prehistoric times.

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The tomb shows that in the 11th century, the North coast of Java had begun to be frequented by Arab traders from the Middle East.

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East Java then wrote the book Yingya Shenglan, which tells the story of the countries visited by him over the course of the Ming treasure voyages.

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East Java mentioned that at that time, there were three different kind of people inhabiting Eastern Java: Arabs from the Middle-East, the ancestor of the modern Arab Indonesians; Chinese Muslims originating from modern-day Guangdong province, and the native Javanese people.

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Those who remained in East Java are forced to convert to Islam, while a small pocket of isolated people living in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park spread around Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Malang, and Lumajang Regencies remains adhered to Hinduism to this day.

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East Java has twice hosted the National Sports Week, namely the 7th and 15th PONs, and became the overall champions in 2000 and 2008.

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Madura is the largest island in East Java, separated from the mainland Java by the Strait of Madura.

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East Java has a tropical monsoon and savanna climate at lower elevation and subtropical at higher elevation.

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Javanese as spoken in the western part of East Java is a similar dialect to the one spoken in Central Java, with its hierarchy of high, medium, and low registers.

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East Java is crossed by several national roads as primary arterial roads, including the northern coastal national road or locally known as pantura road, and inland national roads .

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Railway system in East Java has been built since the colonial era of the Dutch East Indies.

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East Java has a commuter train transportation system with Bojonegoro-Surabaya-Sidoarjo, Surabaya-Sidoarjo-Porong, Surabaya-Lamongan, Surabaya-Mojokerto, Surabaya-Malang, and Jember-Banyuwangi routes.

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East Java has a number of ferry ports, including Ujung Port, Kamal Port, Ketapang Port, Kalianget Port, and Jangkar Port .

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Culture and customs of Javanese in the western part of East Java received a lot of influence from the Middle Javanese, so this area is known as Mataraman, indicating that the area was once the territory of the Sultanate of Mataram.

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East Java is the province with the highest number of public universities in Indonesia.

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One of the tourist icon is Mount Bromo in East Java, which is inhabited by the Tengger tribe, where the ceremony is held every year Kasada.

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East Java has some other mountainous tourist area of which is Malang Raya mountainous area known as the natural mountain tourist area that includes Malang and Batu.

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East Java is contained relics of history in the classical era.

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East Java has a beach that the waves is one of the best in the world, namely the Plengkung Beach located in Banyuwangi.

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East Java is the province with the highest number of professional football clubs in Indonesia and province with clubs in top division league.

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Arema and Persebaya are football clubs from East Java who have become top teams in Indonesia by repeatedly winning championships and national competitions and often as representatives of Indonesia in AFC Champions League and AFC Cup between clubs in Asia.

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East Java once hosted the National Sports Week, namely PON VII in 1969, and PON XV in 2000, and became the overall champion of PON in 2000, and 2008.

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East Java has several professional basketball clubs, mainly in Surabaya.

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East Java is the venue for several bicycle racing events namely Tour de East Java and Tour de Ijen.

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