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Gresik is the capital of the sub-region of Gerbangkartasusilo, East Java, Indonesia.
The port of Gresik has been an important commercial center since the eleventh century, trading with merchants from as far away as China, India, and Arabia. These traders helped spread Islam to the area. In 1487, Sunan Giri Syech Maulana Malik Ibrahim, also known as Sultan Ainul Yaqin, began to rule Gresik. Sunan Giri's descendants ruled the area for the next two centuries.
In 1974, the Indonesian government made Gresik, now a suburb of the regional capital of Surabaya, the capital of Gerbankartasusilo.
The city is known for its many coffee shops, called "warkop" (from warung kopi). In 2003, Petrokimia Putra, a soccer club from Gresik, won their first national league in Jakarta.