About Wonosobo

Wonosobo is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Wonosobo, located at

711?S 10943?E7.183S 109.717E, about 120 km from Semarang. The regency is located in Dieng Plateau. Its area is 984.68 km and population of ca. 700,000.

The word "Wonosobo" is derived from Javanese Wanasaba, which in turn came from Sanskrit Vanasabh?. It literally means 'the gathering place in the forest'