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Blitar
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
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
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
Admiral
Agus Suhartono, were born in Blitar. Both of them are the alumni of SMP Negeri 1 Blitar
Blitar
and SMA Negeri 1 Blitar.

Contents

1 Local economic governance 2 People from Blitar 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Local economic governance[edit] Based on the survey conducted between August 2010 and January 2011, Blitar
Blitar
was rated number one in Indonesia
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[edit]

Bathing place near Temple Panataran, near Blitar

Soeryo Guritno, businessman Charis Yulianto, footballer Nitya Krishinda Maheswari, badminton athlete Wiweko Soepono, inventor Anjasmara, actor

Anthony Fokker, aviation pioneer Sukadji Ranuwihardjo, academic Boediono, former Vice President

Anas Urbaningrum, politician Imam Munandar, politician Masjchun Sofwan, politician Sukarni, politician Agus Suhartono, military leader

Hengky Kurniawan, actor Putri Raemawasti, beauty queen, Miss Indonesia
Indonesia
2007 Hardi, painter

See also[edit]

1945 PETA Revolt in Blitar

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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

Places adjacent to Blitar

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Regencies and cities of East Java

Capital: Surabaya

Regencies

Banyuwangi Bangkalan Blitar Bojonegoro Bondowoso Gresik Jember Jombang Kediri Lamongan Lumajang Madiun Magetan Malang Mojokerto Nganjuk Ngawi Pacitan Pamekasan Pasuruan Ponorogo Probolinggo Sampang Sidoarjo Situbondo Sumenep Trenggalek Tuban Tulungagung

Cities

Batu Blitar Kediri Madiun Malang Mojokerto Probolinggo Pasuruan Surabaya

See also: List of regencies and cities of Indonesia

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