Lumajang is a city located in East Java province, Indonesia. It shares its borders with Jember (East), Probolinggo (North), and Malang (West). It borders the Indian Ocean to the south.
Lumajang is located approximately 150 km southeast of Surabaya
. Its temperature ranges between 24°C to 32°C.
Lumajang is one of the ancient cities in Java which still exist up to this day. According to Mula Malurung artifact (dated 1177 Saka), Lumajang was then reigned by King Nararyya Kirana Sminingrat. The date of the artifact, which is 15 December 1255 in the Gregorian calendar
, was decided as the date of establishment of Lumajang. Menhirs
found in the district of Senduro, Gucialit, Sukodono, Klakah, and Lumajang reveal that in prehistoric
times, the present area of Lumajang had already been inhabited long before the date of Mula Malurung artifact.
Lumajang is divided into 21 sub-districts and 202 smaller areas.
The population comprises Javanese
, Chinese Indonesians
, and Tenggerese
One of the famous fruit produces from this region is pisang agung
, a kind of banana
) which weighs up to 3 kg and measures up to 0.5 m. Some people have proposed to name pisang with plantain, as it should be cooked first before it can be eaten.
Places of interest
- Selokambang—a natural swimming pool
- The Triangle Lake, which consists of three crater lakes (Ranu Klakah, Ranu Bedali, Ranu Pakis)
- Ranu Pane, Ranu Regulo, Ranu Kumbolo—crater lakes at the slope of Mount Semeru
- Mount Semeru
- Tetes Cave
- Mandara Giri Temple