About Tulungagung Regency
Tulungagung Regency is part of East Java Province; reside
in south side, faced to Indonesia Ocean. Traveled distance
about 3 hour from Surabaya city with public transportation.
Based on topography of Tulungagung region, it divided into
3 expansion regions:
- Wilis Region (mount and Wilis valley) are fertile land, reside in north and west. It has 1000 up to 1200 m height, has potency as agro ecotourism object, forest and mountain scenery, including; Sendang district and Pagerwojo district.
- Branch hill of south chalk region in mountain form, rocky, save many dig material (limestone and marble) that reside in south part, and has big potency as nature object, cave and beach, including: districts of Tanggung Gunung, Pucanglaban, Kalidawir, Campurdarat, Besuki. The height is 800 up to 1000 above sea level.
- Middle region is fertile lowland and has flowed by Brantas River with its subdivision that saves many legends. This region has big potency as ancient tourism object, cultural and art, including: districts of Kauman, Karangrejo, Gondang, Tulungagung, Kedungwaru, Ngantru, Boyolangu, Sumbergempul, Rejotangan, Ngunut, Pakel and Bandung. Its height of ground is about 86 m.
Geographically, Tulungagung regency stay on 111,43∫ - 112,07∫ east longitudes and 7,51∫ - 8,18∫ south latitude, broadly regional 1055,65 km2 about 2.2 % of East Java Province.
Administratively Tulungagung is divided into 19 districts, covering; 257 districts and 14 sub-districts.
Look into Tulungagung Regency in a flash is distant region which has not any voice in national, but inside of that, Tulungagung Regency is actually an area which save natural beauty, "nice" and proper to be enjoyed.
Homo Wajakensis that ever very famous in anthropological, some fossil, various traditional cultures and magic, cheap handicraft, supported with friendliness public, are one of challenge tourism area.
HISTORY OF TULUNGAGUNG: ABOUT HOMOWAJAKENSIS
Tulungagung had inhabited human since about 40 – 50 thousands years ago. It is proof with ancient man fossil found in 1989 and 1890. It was found in Cerme sub-village, Gamping village, Campurdarat. At that time, Campurdarat is named Wajak district. Then, the fossil is called Homowajakensis. In 1982, when some people made Lodagung water pipe in Cerme sub-village, they found fossil in 2 meters depth. That fossil supposes live about 25 thousands years ago. Because it had become weak, the skeleton is broken.