Welcome to Sidoarjo Regency, a small yet vibrant regency located in East Java, Indonesia. This beautiful city is bordered by Surabaya city and Gresik Regency to the north, Pasuruan Regency to the south, Mojokerto Regency to the west, and the Madura Strait to the east. With an area of 714.24 km2, Sidoarjo is the smallest regency in East Java. However, don’t let its size fool you, as Sidoarjo is packed with rich history, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine. Join us as we explore the hidden treasures of Sidoarjo Regency.

Administrative Districts: Sidoarjo Regency is divided into eighteen administrative districts (kecamatan) with each district having its unique charm. The districts are Tulangan, Taman, Sukodono, Sidoarjo, Sidayu, Sedati, Porong, Prambon, Prambon, Krembung, Krian, Jabon, Gedangan, Waru, Tanggulangin, Wonoayu, Balongbendo, and Candi. Each district is home to various villages, and together they make up the beautiful Sidoarjo Regency.

Economy: As a part of Greater Surabaya, Sidoarjo’s economy is booming. The primary sector in Sidoarjo’s economy is agriculture, with rice, bananas, papayas, cassava, and various lowland vegetables being the main crops. The fisheries sector is also thriving, and Sidoarjo is famous for its processed fisheries products such as prawn cracker, fish cracker, shrimp paste, and petis. The mining sector in Sidoarjo is relatively small, with the main commodity being natural gas. The secondary sector in Sidoarjo’s economy is manufacturing. There are numerous manufacturing plants in Sidoarjo, ranging from furniture to electronics products. The tertiary sector in Sidoarjo’s economy is Wholesales and Retailers, Food Services, Education, and Financial Services. Sidoarjo is predicted to experience significant growth in the tertiary sector, especially in experience-related services.

Lapindo Mud flow: Since May 2006, more than 10,000 people in the Porong District have been displaced by the hot mud flowing from a natural gas well being drilled by Lapindo Brantas. This disaster has been ongoing since then, and it is yet to be stopped. Gus Maksum, one of the thousands of Sidoarjo villagers displaced by the mudflow, gives a detailed first-hand account of the first year of the disaster in his memoir Titanic Made By Lapindo.

Climate: Sidoarjo has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) with moderate to little rainfall from May to November and heavy rainfall from December to April.

Culinary: Sidoarjo has lots of worth to taste culinary. From sour and spicy to sweet culinary, Sidoarjo has it all. Some of the famous dishes include Rujak, Lontong Kupang, Sate Kerang, Lontong Balap, and Klepon. These dishes are sure to tantalize your taste buds and keep you wanting more.

In conclusion, Sidoarjo Regency is a hidden gem that is just waiting to be explored. Whether you are a history buff, a foodie, or a nature lover, Sidoarjo has something for everyone. Come and discover the many treasures of Sidoarjo Regency, and you won’t be disappointed!

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