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Depok Beach, Bantul

Depok Beach, Bantul


Bantul (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈbantʊl]) is the name of a regency and a town located in the Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The regency’s population is approximately 800,000. Like many regions on the island of Java, it is densely populated with roughly 1,600 people per square kilometer. The regency is bordered by the city of Yogyakarta to the north, the regencies of Kulon Progo and Sleman to the west, the Gunung Kidul Regency to the east and the Indian Ocean to the south.

The village Kemusuk in the Sedayu subdistrict in Bantul is the birthplace of former Indonesian President, Suharto.

2006 Earthquake

Main article: May 2006 Java earthquake

On 27 May 2006 an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck near Java’s southern coast causing widespread damage. Bantul Regency was the region most affected by the disaster. Around 4,100 residents of Bantul Regency were killed, 12,000 were injured. 72,000 houses were destroyed, and 137,000 were damaged.[1]

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