Kediri (city)

Kediri (Javanese: ꦏꦸꦛꦑꦼꦝꦶꦫꦶ Kuṭa Kediri) is an Indonesian city, located near the Brantas River in the province of East Java on the island of Java. It covers an area of 63.40 km2 and had a population of 268,950 at the 2010 Census[2] and 286,796 at the 2020 Census.[3] It is one of two 'Daerah Tingkat II' that have the name 'Kediri' (the other is the Regency of Kediri, which surrounds the city). The city is administratively separated from the Regency, of which it was formerly the capital.

City of Kediri
Other transcription(s)
  Javaneseꦏꦸꦛꦑꦼꦝꦶꦫꦶ
  Pegonكاڎيري
Clockwise, from top left : Gudang Garam Headquarters, Surowono Temple, Simpang Lima Gumul Monument
Motto(s): 
Joyo ing Boyo
(Javanese: Triumphant Against Catastrophe)
Location within East Java
City of Kediri
Location in Java and Indonesia
City of Kediri
City of Kediri (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 07°48′40″S 112°00′17″E
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceEast Java
Government
  MayorAbdullah Abu Bakar
Area
  Total63.40 km2 (24.48 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2020 Census)
  Total286,796
  Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 354
Vehicle registrationAG
Websitekedirikota.go.id

Archaeological artefacts discovered in 2007 appeared to indicate that the region around Kediri may have been the location of the Kediri Kingdom, a Hindu kingdom in the 11th century.[4]

The city is a major trade centre for the Indonesian sugar and cigarette industry.[5] Kediri is the second largest city by economy in East Java, after Surabaya, with a 2016 estimated GDP at Rp76.95 trillion.[6]


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