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Pacitan (Indonesian: Kabupaten Pacitan) is a regency located in the southwestern East Java Province, with Central Java Province on its west border. Located between 7.55° - 8.17°S and 110.55° - 111.25°E. The borders of Pacitan Regency are: Wonogiri Regency (Central Java) in the west, Ponorogo Regency and Wonogiri Regency in the north, Trenggalek Regency in the east, and Indian Ocean in the south. The capital of Pacitan Regency is Pacitan.
The area of Pacitan Regency is about 1,342.42 kmē. Most of it are mountainous and rocky, and having some rocky canyon. That kind of area covers about 88% of the regency, and this is because Pacitan is located in the Thousand Mountains that stretched along Java. The highest mountain in Pacitan is Mount Lima in Kebonagung, and Mount Gembes in Bandar as the spring of Grindulu River.
Comparison of the land conditions:
Flat (0 - 5% steepness) = 53.7 kmē (40%)
Bumpy (6 - 10% steepness) = 134.24 kmē (10%)
Wavy (11 - 30% steepness) = 322.18 kmē (24%)
Hilly (31 - 50% steepness) = 698.06 kmē (52%)
Mountainous (more than 51% steepness) = 134.24 kmē (10%)
Generally, the land in Pacitan can be divided into two categories, calcium in the south, and fertile land in the north. The land consists of lithosal association, red mediterranean lithosal, tuf and volcanic compound, reddish lithosal complex, and grey aluvial, clay sediments containing many potential minerals. The minerals are feldspar, ball clay, bentonite, pyrophylite, calcite, gips, phosphate, silical stone, coal, dolomite, gemstone, tin, and mangan.
Pacitan Regency consists 130.87 kmē of rice fields and 1,211.55 kmē of dry land. According to the kind of irrigations, the rice fields can be grouped into: technical irrigation rice field (16.06 kmē), half technical irrigation rice field (11.88 kmē), simple irrigation rice field (40.63 kmē), and rain-dependent rice field (62.3 kmē).