Java, with its capital city of Surabaya, is one of the Republic
of Indonesia's thirty three provinces, occupying an area of some
forty eight thousand square kilometres. Including the island
of Madura, it accounts for a little more than a third of Java's
total land surface and supports a population of almost thirty
three million inhabitants. To the east, across a narrow strait,
lies the island of Bali; to the west is the province Central
Java and the Special Region of Yogyakarta.