Pekalongan Regency

Pekalongan Regency

Kabupaten Pekalongan
Other transcription(s)
 • Javaneseꦑꦧꦸꦥꦠꦺꦤ꧀ꦦꦼꦏꦭꦺꦴꦔꦤ꧀
Official seal of Pekalongan Regency
Location within Central Java
Location within Central Java
Pekalongan Regency is located in Java
Pekalongan Regency
Pekalongan Regency
Location in Java and Indonesia
Pekalongan Regency is located in Indonesia
Pekalongan Regency
Pekalongan Regency
Pekalongan Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°52′57″S 109°40′12″E / 6°52′57″S 109°40′12″E / -6.88250; 109.67000
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
 • RegentAsip Kholbihi
 • Vice RegentArini Harimukti
 • Total836,13 km2 (32,283 sq mi)
 • Total891.442
 • Density1.066,15/km2 (2.7613/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Standard Time)

Pekalongan Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) on the north coast of Central Java province in Indonesia. Its administrative centre was formerly at Pekalongan city, but since that city was administratively separated, the regency's capital is now Kajen. Pekalongan residents are well known for their pursuit of perfection regarding the Indonesian traditional clothing called Batik.

The Dutch name of the regency is 'Pacalongan'.


The word Pekalongan is believed to be derived from the Javanese word, Topo Ngalong, which means "bat-like meditation".[1]

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