About Mojokerto Regency

The Symbol of Mojokerto Regency
The Symbol of Mojokerto Regency has specified based on PERDA Mojokerto Municipality number 3 in 26 Aprils 1971 by DPRGR Mojokerto municipality.
The Form of Symbol
1. Leaf Symbol is form of angular shield 5 (five).
2. Green symbol with yellow peripheral has painted paddy and cotton.
3. In the middle of leaf symbol is describes:
Tree MAJA picture have its rooting is 12, its fruit is 9 and its surging blue line branch is 3.
4. Under the leaf symbol, there is a band picture write down “Mojokerto City"
The Meaning of Form and Color Symbol
1. Shield is the defense
2. The 5 angle is depicting the Unity States Philosophy of Republic Of Indonesia PANCASILA
3. Green symbol with yellow peripheral has painted paddy and cotton symbolize of prosperity.
4. Blue line symbolize the Brantas river that flow in the side of town and as one of prosperity infrastructure.
5. Green color is symbolize the prosperity
6. Tree MAJA picture have its rooting is 12, its fruit is 9 and its 3 branch mean 1293 reminding to forming of Majapahit Kingdom.

The History of Mojokerto Regency
The history of the Government of Mojokerto regency has strong related with the history of Mojopahit Kingdom, which during the feather had led by a king named Hayam Wuruk in 1350 - 1389 with his great Prime Ministry Gajah Mada.
Mojopahit Kingdom is a big state, located in Brantas River, Delta area and Brangkal River, and has a strong defense that is enough Taft in facing the colonial team. At that time, Canggu area as the port area is the gateway of all activities of commerce traffic (logistics). For the fluency of communications and transportation, Mojopahit made road to connect the port area of Canggu with center capital. Mojokerto regency as the center goverment of Mojopahit, now, it still leaves many evidences, for example the naming of Prajurit Kulon, Magersari, Suronatan, Sentanan, etc.
Year to year, hence the history of Mojopahit has under the Netherlands colonization. At the Dutch Government, Mojokerto regency formed as Stage menthe based a governor J. Van Limburgstirum decision on 20 Junes 1918, Staatblad in 1918 Numbers 324. Then at Japan epoch, Mojokerto regency was having status, as ‘sidi’. Sie Cok and Sie Sangikat who had its proxy beside proxy from Mojokerto area held the Government.
In 1945, Mojokerto regency is East Java front line defense, where the Division Headquarter I had led by the commander of Sungkono division. At that moment, their teams were face to Colonials team and had backward reached Mojokerto. As struggle bases area, Mojokerto regency along with the whole society, have shown the spirit of their struggle to faced the colonial attacked which would return the colonization government in Indonesia.
In memorize the heroism and patriotism spirit at our country, and to commemorate the warrior day in 10 Novembers, then it had carried out a traditional hiking of Mojokerto - Surabaya. Beside that, to memorize the spirit of the struggle, it had built a monument of proclamation that stands in the centre of Mojokerto great waves in which has changed for government building. Mojokerto regency with intensive effort from the Mojokerto regency Government has become LVRI building / 1945 Struggle Building.
In 1945 - 1950, the Mojokerto regency Government has executes the government become the part of Mojokerto regency government and governed by a proxy mayor beside the area national committee. At that time, the Mojokerto Regent has double duty to become a mayor and the member of Indonesia national committee.
In 1950, East Java country had became the part of indonesia, hence based on invitors Nomor 17 The year 1950, about Pembentukan the small area in East Java / Central Java / West Java province then confirmed as Township based on the law number 1 of 1957.
The law number 18 of 1965 its nomenclatures had turn into Mojokerto municipality then based on the law number 5 of 1974 was change again become area municipality level II Mojokerto, as part of expansion region of Gerbangkertosusila.
Since release of PP number 47 of 1982 about the Boundary Modification of Area Municipality Region Level of II Mojokerto, region wide of Mojokerto municipality become 16, 46 KM2, which consist of two district regions, that is Magersari district and Prajurit Kulon with 18 Countryside / Sub-district.
Then with the existence of the law number 22 of 1999, about area government, Area Municipality Level II MOJOKERTO like other areas changed nomenclature to become the Government of Town Mojokerto.
The forming of The Government of Mojokerto city through a history process being had started with status as Staadgemeente, and based on result of research, area municipality level II Mojokerto number HK. 66 of 1982 specify that the anniversary of Mojokerto regency be on 20 Junes.

Town Region Mojokerto reside in 7°33 ' LS and 122°28 ' BT with regional boundaries as follows:
North side: Brantas River
Eastside: Puri District Mojokerto regency
Side South: Sooko and Puri District Mojokerto regency
Westside: Sooko District Mojokerto regency

Mojokerto Region regency lay in height about 22 meters from sea level and inclination of soil 0% - 3%. Thereby can be showed that Mojokerto city have to surface of soil that is relatively flat, so that the river flow channel become relative slowness and this thing has quicken the superficiality that finally arise the pond at various part of towns in the rain.

Soil type
The soil type in Mojokerto regency consisted of alluvial ( 6274%) and grumosol ( 3726%). From the condition soil type in Mojokerto regency is good enough soil to effort for agriculture, because the soil consisted of sediment of mixed clay with smooth sand, cushy with retainer energy of good enough water and containing of enough mineral for flora.

Soil Ability
The soil in Mojokerto regency has backing by:
Depth of soil effectiveness cover overall of Mojokerto city namely depth of 90 cm and more. That region show good region, which has good soil for growth of crop root.
Soil texture as a whole has fine texture class / ductile had determined by the comparison of sand faction, dirt and clay.
Tough drainage showing stripper and frequently saturated soil to water content and speed diffuse it water from surface of soil, reach 1575,44 Ha ( 95,68 % ) have never suffused and 71,095 Ha ( 4,317 % ) suffused periodical.
Almost never has erosion of Mojokerto regency because its soil type is alluvial and grumosol.

Mojokerto regency is DAS Brantas area along the length of 3,50 km, DAS BRANGKAL river along the length of 2,25 km and Sadar river along the length of 2 kms, which its benefit is useful for resident life, especially for irrigation of agriculture.

Climate in Mojokerto regency has distinguished with the existence of the rains and dry season with rainfall average of 10, 58 mm. The rainfall influence both direct and indirect is cropping pattern namely usage intensity of soil and available of irrigation water. While, temperature reach 220 - 310 with dampness of air 74,3 - 84,8 Mb / day and wind velocity average of shifting 3,88 - 6,88 knots / month.
Description of Land Use
Usage aspect of soil / farm in Mojokerto can depict the domination of usage between areas woke up and it have not woke up and its spreading in 1999 usages of soil / farm in Mojokerto earn which describe as follows (based on Mojokerto regency broadly 16,46 km2):
Settlement = 44,14 %
Education = 0,79 %
Industry = 4,34 %
Agriculture = 41,76 %
Effort For Commerce = 2,76 %
White collars = 2,46 %
Health = 0,66 %
Supporting Facilities For Communication= 2,40 %
Grave / mausoleum = 0,04 %
Field events = 0,15 %
Observance = 0,21 %
Others = 0,24 %
(Data source : BPN Town Mojokerto)

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