PONOROGO is a regency (kabupaten) of
* 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Culture * 4 Education * 5 Sport and recreation * 6 Recognition * 7 Climate * 8 References * 9 External links
According to the Babad Ponorogo history, Ponorogo was founded when
Bathoro Katong conquered the Wengker region. This region had
previously been controlled by Suryo Ngalam Wengker. Bathoro Katong
originally settled in modern-day
With the consent of all parties, Bathoro Katong established the Duchy Ponorogo on 11 August 1496. This date is celebrated as the founding of Ponorogo, and is corroborated by ancient objects, such as a pair of stone gilang located in front of the fifth gate of the Katong Batara tomb complex. The gilang contains the forms of a human meditating, trees, eagle and elephants (candrasengkala gilang memet); all of which combine to represent the Saka year 1496.
Ponorogo, generally considered the birthplace of
On 11 August, the anniversary of the founding of the Ponorogo Regency is celebrated. It commemorates 11 August 1496, when Bathara Katong, the first leader of Ponorogo, went from the Old Town to the Central City of Ponorogo and crowned himself the first Duke of Ponorogo.
Ponorogo is also known for its culinary specialties such as Sate Ponorogo — grilled marinated chicken – served in peanut sauce, garnished with shredded shallots, chilli paste and lime juice.
Ponogoro is home to many boarding schools, in particular the Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor, which is located in the village of Gontor in the Mlarak District.
SPORT AND RECREATION
Telaga (lake) Ngebel covers approximately 150 hectares, and is
popular for jet skiing and other water sports. The lake is roughly a
one-hour drive (about 30 kilometers) from Ponorogo or
In the Otonomy Awards 2011,
Ponorogo has 65-95% of humidity. The maximum humidity is 95% and the average humidity is 80%. The wind velocity of Ponorogo is within the range of 0-7 km/hr. The maximum wind velocity is 7 km/hr and the average is 4 km/hr. The temperature of this City is within the range of 21.0°C-33.3°C with the average temperature is 27.2°C.
MONTH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Average Temperature (Celsius) 27.4 26.4 27.4 27.1 26.2 26.7 26.6 27.4 27.7 28.4 27.5 27.0
Min Temperature (Celsius) 22.7 21.7 22.6 22.6 21.0 22.1 22.0 23.3 22.7 23.4 22.2 22.4
Max Temperature (Celsius) 32.1 31.1 32.2 31.6 31.3 31.3 31.2 31.5 32.7 33.3 32.7 31.5
* ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
* ^ Philips,, C.H., ed. (1951). Handbook of Oriental History. Royal
Historical Society. p. 265.