Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.


see YogyakartaYogyakarta
, Jogjakarta
, or Djokjakarta
, city (1990 pop. 412,059), S Java, Indonesia, at the foot of volcanic Mt. Merapi, capital of the special region of Yogyakarta (1990 pop. 2,912,611), a former sultanate.
..... Click the link for more information.
, Indonesia.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(Djokjakarta), an Indonesian sultanate, with a capital of the same name. It was formed in 1755, when the Dutch colonizers succeeded in bringing about the division of Mataram into two states subservient to them, Jogjakarta and Surakarta. Mangkubumi, the brother of the susuhunan, became the first sultan of Jogjakarta, adopting the title of Hamengkubuwono, which was used by all subsequent sultans. In 1825 a people’s war led by Dipo Negoro (the Java War of 1825-30) flared up against Dutch domination in Jogjakarta. Until World War II the sultanate remained under the strict control of the Dutch and was considered an “autonomous state” in the colonial administrative system (the so-called Netherlands East Indies). After the formation of the independent Republic of Indonesia in 1945, Jogjakarta received the status of special autonomous region, with Hamengkubuwono IX (who became sultan in 1939) as administrator for life.



(Djokjakarta), a city in Indonesia, in south central Java. Administrative center of the Special Territory of Jogjakarta. Population, 371,000 (1968). Railroad and highway junction. Airport at Maguwo.

Jogjakarta is the center of traditional handicraft industry: weaving, the manufacture of batik (cloth painted by a special method), silver articles, and theater masks and puppets for the shadow theater, and wood-carving. It has food and condiment industry (rice-polishing, sugar, and tobacco) and textile industry. Jogjakarta is the country’s oldest cultural center. Gadja Mada University is located there.

The palace of the sultan of Jogjakarta (1755-60), a monument to General Sudirman (1951, by G. Hendra), the Museum of Javanese Culture, and the Art Gallery of the Administration of Culture are located in Jogjakarta.

Ancient architectural monuments (Prambanan and Borobudur) that attract a large number of tourists are located in the surrounding area.

The first mention of Jogjakarta dates from the early 18th century. In 1755, after the partition of the Mataram state, Jogjakarta became the capital of the sultanate of the same name, which was controlled by the Dutch. In 1946-49, during the war of national liberation, it was the provisional capital of the Republic of Indonesia, from which the struggle against Dutch aggression was directed.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


, Jogjakarta, Jokjakarta, Djokjakarta
a city in S Indonesia, in central Java: seat of government of Indonesia (1946--49); university (1949). Pop.: 396 711 (2000)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Jogjakarta under Sultan Mangkubumi 1749-1792: A History of the Division of Java.
persistence are our source of inspiration) (Jogjakarta: Flashbooks,
Jogjakarta: Universitas Gadjah Mada University (PhD thesis).
A collaborative project was suggested between the craftswomen, SMK1 Rota students, and a group of established graffiti artists from the thriving art scene in Jogjakarta. The goal was to infuse the traditional craft with the street art movement to inspire free experimentation and create an innovative hybrid product for a new market.
- Heritage Pass that offers the most culturally rich destinations such as Jogjakarta, Solo, Semarang, Surabaya, Banyuwangi, Bandung, Denpasar, Tambolaka, Padang, Gunung Sitoli, and Makassar.
A Study of Constructing Timber Architecture: Merging the Skills of Architect, Carpenter and Masonry Workers, in proceeding: iNTA Conference 2006, Harmony in Culture and Nature, on 3-5 April 2007 at Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
Borbon, M R & Borbon, M L F 2013, October Counselors and their use of ICT Tools in maximizing services to Institutions Paper presented at the 13th SEAAIR Conference, Jogjakarta, Indonesia (pp 225-230) Surabaya: Universitas Ciputra
However, reports of duck deaths and a higher than usual mortality rate (100% in some outbreaks) in backyard farms in Central Java, Jogjakarta, and East Java Provinces, Indonesia, in September 2012 triggered a joint outbreak investigation by animal and public health authorities (6).
Botanical identification of red fruit was performed by the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
Passengers on ANA flights arriving in Jakarta will be able to travel on to maximum of 10 Indonesian routes such as Jogjakarta or Denpasar on code share flights operated by Garuda Indonesia while passengers on Garuda Indonesia flights arriving at Haneda Airport, Narita Airport or Kansai International Airport will be able to travel on to maximum of 11 Japanese routes such as Chitose or Nagoya using code share flights operated by ANA.