Wonosobo is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Wonosobo, located at
7�11?S 109�43?E7.183�S 109.717�E, 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'