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About Surakarta

Surakarta (Javanese: ꦯꦸꦫꦏꦂꦠ, Pegon: ), known colloquially as Solo (Javanese: ꦱꦭ; ), is a major city in Central Java, Indonesia. The 46.72 km2 (18.04 sq mi) city adjoins Karanganyar Regency and Boyolali Regency to the north, Karanganyar Regency and Sukoharjo Regency to the east and west, and Sukoharjo Regency to the south. On the eastern side of Solo lies Solo River (Bengawan Solo). Its metropolitan area, consisting of Surakarta City and 59 districts spread over seven regencies ("Greater Solo Area", formerly Special Region of Surakarta), was home to 3,649,254 inhabitants as the 2010 census, around half a million of whom reside in the city proper.

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