Probolinggo

Probolinggo (Indonesian: Kota Probolinggo, Javanese: ꦥꦿꦧꦭꦶꦁꦒ) is a city on the north coast of East Java province, Indonesia. It covers an area of 56.67 sq. km, and had a population of 217,062 at the 2010 Census;[3] the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 223,159. It is surrounded on the landward side by Probolinggo Regency but is not part of the regency.

Probolinggo

ꦥꦿꦧꦭꦶꦁꦒ
City of Probolinggo
Kota Probolinggo
Aerial view of Probolinggo, 2015.

Seal
Nickname(s): 
City of Wine
Motto(s): 
Tri Karsa Bina Praja
Location within East Java
Probolinggo
Location in Java and Indonesia
Probolinggo
Probolinggo (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 7°45′S 113°13′E
Country Indonesia
Province East Java
Settled4 September 1359[1]
Gementee1 July 1918[2]
Government
  MayorRukmini Buchori
  Vice MayorMuhammad Suhadak
Area
  Total56.67 km2 (21.88 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2014)
  Total223,159
  Rank48
  Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postcode
6xxxx
Area code(+62) 335
Vehicle registrationN
Websitewww.probolinggokota.go.id

Like most of northern East Java, the city has a large Madurese population in addition to many ethnically Javanese people. It is located on one of the major highways across Java, and has a harbor that is heavily used by fishing vessels.

Under the Dutch East Indies colonial administration, especially in the 19th century, Probolinggo was a lucrative regional center for refining and exporting sugar, and sugar remains an important product of the area.

The city is famous for its mangoes, locally called mangga manalagi. Strong dry-season winds from July to September, the angin gending, help the mango trees pollinate and are sometimes credited with being the source of the area's quality fruit. The city formerly produced grapes as well, but few grapes are grown in the area now.

The motto of the city is Bestari which is an abbreviation of bersih (cleanliness), sehat (healthy), tertib (orderly), aman (safe), rapi (neat), and indah (beautiful).

Schools In Probolinggo

Sports In Probolinggo

Basketball

In Probolinggo have one Junior Basketball Club and 2 Senior Club.

Transportation In Probolinggo

Probolinggo is a hub city where its main road connect three major city in east java, Surabaya to the west (through Pasuruan and Sidoarjo), Jember to the south through Lumajang, and Banyuwangi to the east through Situbondo. Public buses to many major cities are available in Banyuangga bus terminal.

Since 2019, the Trans-java toll road has been completed and provide faster route to the capital Jakarta, which cuts down travel time significantly to only 9 to 10 hour drive from previously 16 to 20 hours.

Rail Transport

The city is served by Probolinggo train station to most major cities in Java. However there are no direct train to the capital Jakarta. Travellers to Jakarta have to transit first to either Surabaya or Yogyakarta.

Air Transport

The closest international airport from Probolinggo is the Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, which is a 3 hour drive.

There are no routine flights to the local airport

References

  1. Probolinggo, Kota. "Sejarah". portal.probolinggokota.go.id. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  2. "Sejarah Gemeente Probolinggo Dalam Museum - ANTARA News Jawa Timur". Antara News (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
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