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; 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.
|City of Probolinggo|
Aerial view of Probolinggo, 2015.
City of Wine
Tri Karsa Bina Praja
Location within East Java
|Coordinates: 7°45′S 113°13′E|
|Settled||4 September 1359|
|Gementee||1 July 1918|
|• Mayor||Rukmini Buchori|
|• Vice Mayor||Muhammad Suhadak|
|• Total||56.67 km2 (21.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|• Density||3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 335|
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
Senior high schools
Sports In Probolinggo
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.
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.
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
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