About Sidoarjo Regency
Since 1851, Sidoarjo was known as Sidokare. It was one of Surabayas area and led by a regent named R. NG. Djoyohardjo. In 1859, Sidokare had separated with Surabaya and become separate regency. Then in couple month, Sidokare had change become Sidoarjo.
Sidoarjo is famous by some fisheries products like milkfish, prawn, crab, oyster, mussel, etc. From those raw materials, Sidoarjo become popular by the hand-gift products like smoked milk fish, presto milk fish, shrimp crackers, and many more. Those hand-gift can be found along Mojopahit street, city of Sidoarjo. Moreover, In Sidoarjo we can find particular traditional foor which is genuinely made in Sidoarjo like, "otak-otak", "lontong kupang".
Beside the food products, Sidoarjo also famous by particular Sidoarjo Batik. Some village in Sidoarjo produce handwriting Batik, such as in Jetis village, Sekardangan village, and Kenongo village. The patterns and the motifs from Sidoarjo Batik are captivating on the market. Usually, it sell in retail or grocery, to enable to get the products easily.
This district is bordered by the city of Surabaya and Gresik regency to the north, the Strait of Madura in the east, south of Pasuruan and Mojokerto district in the west. Sidoarjo is known as a buffer main city of Surabaya,
Sidoarjo located in the lowlands. Sidoarjo known as the City of Delta, because it is located between two large pieces of Brantas River, which is Mas River and Porong River. Sidoarjo city located in the south of Surabaya and geographically seems united.
Sidoarjo is divided into 18 districts, divided again over a number of villages and wards. Some of large cities in Sidoarjo including Taman, Krian, Temple, Porong and Waru.
The industrial sector in Sidoarjo developed rapidly because of the location is near to the Surabaya business central, near to Tanjung Perak Seaport and Juanda Airport, it is also have productive human resources. Moreover the socio-political and security conditions are relatively stable to attract investors to invest in Sidoarjo, and the mall industrial sector is also growing quite well.
Sidoarjo regency was born in 31th Januar 1859 in 112,5 BT 112,9 and 7,3 LS 7,5 LS and the heritory is:
- North side: Surabaya city and Gresik regency
- South side: Pasurua regency
- West side: Mojokerto regency
- East side: Madura strait
- 0 - 3 m is coastal area and salty dam, present at 27,011,250Ha or 29,99%.
- 3 - 10 m in the middle of road that is tasteless dam about 25,889 Ha or 36,24%.
- 10 - 25 m in the west area is about 18,524 Ha or 25,94%.
The air temperature is about 20 - 35 Celsius and has high rain level.
This regency has fertile soil (in the midle of Surabaya river and Porong river) and as the smallest area in East Java province about 71,424 Ha.
According to BPS survey the numbers of people in Sidoarjo in 2005 is 1.787.769 (914.310 of men and 873.459 of women) and the number of resident is 2503 of men / km2. (This residents increasing is not caused of the number of born, but its caused by the urbanization case as the effect of the industry sector and real estate as a support area for Surabaya).
GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AREA
The devision of government administration area of Sidoarjo regency is devided into:
18 district, 322 villages, and 31 subdistrict.