1 History 2 Administration 3 Industry 4 21st-century Gresik 5 Climate 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links
Stone inscription at Gresik; photo circa 1930
Fish pond in Gresik, colonial period in/before 1926
The port of Gresik-Djaratan has functioned as an important commercial
center since the eleventh century, trading with merchants from as far
away as China, India, and Arabia. Some of these traders helped spread
Islam in the area. In 1487, Sunan Giri, Syech Maulana Malik Ibrahim,
also known as Sultan Ainul Yaqin, began to rule Gresik. In his 1515
book, Suma Oriental, the Portuguese apothecary and traveller Tomé
Pires described Gresik as "the jewel of Java in trading ports".
Sunan Giri's descendants ruled the area for the following two
In 1974 the Indonesian government made Gresik, now a suburb of the
regional capital of Surabaya, the capital of Gerbankartasusilo.
Wringinanom (65,411) Driyorejo (120,149) Kedamean (66,715) Menganti (119,278) Cerme (69,217) Benjeng (57,336) Balongpanggang (49,035) Duduksampeyan (43,783) Kebomas (106,259) Gresik (76,594) Manyar (109,949) Bungah (57,689) Sidayu (40,650) Dukun (54,384) Panceng (39,535) Ujungpangkah (41,828) Sangkapura (45,755) Tambak (24,475)
Sangkapura and Tambak districts together constitute the island of
Bawean, lying to the north of
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^ Ricklefs, M.C. (1991). A History of Modern
Turner, Peter (1997). Java (1st edition). Melbourne: Lonely Planet. p. 341. ISBN 0-86442-314-4.
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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
Batu Blitar Kediri Madiun Malang Mojokerto Probolinggo Pasuruan Surabaya
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