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About Yogyakarta



Yogyakarta  also Jogja, Jogjakarta) is a city and capital of Yogyakarta Special Region on Java in Indonesia. It is renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Yogyakarta was the Indonesian capital during the Indonesian National Revolution from 1945 to 1949. One of the districts in Yogyakarta, Kotagede, was the capital of Mataram Sultanate between 1575 and 1640. The name is from yogya 'suitable, fit, proper' and karta 'prosperous, flourishing' (i.e., 'a city that is fit to prosper')