Kulon Progo means on the west side of river Progo. It location lies on the west
of Yogyakarta and separates Sleman regency and Bantul regency on the east. On
the north side, it borders with Magelang regency. On the west side, Purworejo
regency, and on the south side, it opposites to Hindia Ocean.
Regent: H. Toyo Santoso Dipo
Vice Regent: Mulyono
Secretary: Ir. Agus Anggono
||Temon, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Drs. Gatot Guritno
||Bendungan Wates, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Nur Harini, BBA
||Panjatan, Kulon Progo INDONESIA |
||Brosot, Galur, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Botokan, Jatirejo, Lendah Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Dra. Sri Utami, M.Hum
||Kokap, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Pengasih, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Drs. Jazil Ambar Was'an
||Sentolo, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Girimulyo, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Drs. Lucius Bowo Pristiyanto
||Nanggulan, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Kalibawang, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
||Rudi Widyatmoko, S.Sos
||Samigaluh, Kulon Progo INDONESIA|
Regency of Kulon Progo lies on the west side of Yogyakarta on 7°38'42" - 7°59'3"
South Longitude and 110°1'37" - 110°16'26" B East Longitude.
The area of Kulon Progo regency is 586,28 km2. It consists of 12 districts, 88
villages and 930 sub vilages. It is popular with its hills almost on its side.
One of them is hill of Menoreh.
Its beauty is a potential asset to be maintained and improved. Tourism in Kulon
Progo regency is one of many assets besides farming, handicraft, and traditional
Kulon Progo regency was once divided into two regencies, Kulon Progo regency
and Adikarta regency that was a part of Pakualaman. In 15 Oktober 1951, Kulon
Progo stood it self.
Before the war of Diponegoro in Negaragung, including Kulon Progo, there was
no one who was in charge in that area. At that time, the government was run by
someone in Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat (Yogyakarta).
After the war of Diponegoro in 1825-1830 in Kulon Progo area, there were four
· Regency of Pengasih in 1831
· Regency of Sentolo in 1831
· Regency of Nanggulan in 1851
· Regency of Kalibawang in 1855
On September 5, 1945, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX and Sri Pakualam VIII issued
that their areas, Kasultanan and Pakualaman were kingdoms and special province
of Indonesia. In 1951, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX and Sri Pakualam VIII considered
to unite Kasultanan which were Kulon Progo and Kabupaten Adikarto. Accordimg to
the agreement between Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX and Sri Pakualam VIII, the
central givernment issued UU No. 18, 1951 declared on Oktober 12, 1951 and officially
issued on Oktober 15, 1951. This laws regulated about the change of UU No. 15
1950 about to unite Kulon Progo and Adikarto in Yogyakarta area with one regency
named Kulon Progo that later has the right to run its own government. Therefore,
the anniversary of Kulon Progo is on Oktober15, 1951.