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Semarang(səmä`räng), city (1990 pop. 1,249,230), capital of Central Java prov., N Java, Indonesia, on the Java Sea and at the mouth of the Semarang River. An important port, it is one of the major commercial centers of Java. Tobacco, sugar, rubber, coffee, and kapok are exported. There are textile, glass, fishing, and shipbuilding industries. The city is the seat of Diponegoro Univ.
a city and port in Indonesia, on the northern shore of the island of Java; administrative center of the province of Central Java. Population, 647,000 (1971). Semarang is a major trade, industrial, and transportation junction. It exports agricultural products, including sugar, tobacco, and coffee, and the city has food-processing, textile, and tobacco industries. The headquarters of the British-American Tobacco Company are located in Semarang. The city also has handicrafts, including the manufacture of wind instruments for the national game-Ian orchestra.