Jogjakarta City

The mention of the nomenclature of the Special Region of Yogyakarta which is too long causes the nomenclature to be shortened to DI Yogyakarta or DIY. The Special Region of Yogyakarta is often associated with the City of Yogyakarta so that it is inaccurately often referred to as Jogja, Yogya, Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta. Although geographically it is the second smallest province-level area after DKI Jakarta, this Special Region is well-known at the national and international levels, especially as a mainstay tourist destination after Bali Province. The Special Region of Yogyakarta experienced several major natural disasters including an earthquake on 27 May 2006, the eruption of Mount Merapi during October-November 2010, and the eruption of Mount Kelud, East Java on 13 February 2014.

DIY is located in the south-central part of Java Island, geographically located at 8º 30′ – 7º 20′ South Latitude, and 109º 40′ – 111º 0′ East Longitude. Based on the landscape, the DIY region can be grouped into four physiographic units, namely the Merapi Volcano physiographic unit, the Sewu Mountains or Thousand Mountains physiographic unit, the Kulon Progo Mountains physiographic unit, and the Lowlands physiographic unit.

The physiographic unit of Merapi Volcano, which stretches from a volcanic cone to volcanic fluvial plains, includes volcanic landscapes, covering Sleman, Yogyakarta City and parts of Bantul. Conical areas, and volcanic slopes are protected forest areas as water catchment areas for subordinate areas. This landscape unit is located in the northern part of Sleman. Mount Merapi, which is an active volcano with special characteristics, has an attraction as an object of research, education, and tourism.

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