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Jember is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. The city of Jember is the third largest city in East Java province. Jember is famous for its tobacco farms.
Jember has a total area of 3,293.34 km▓ (329.333,94 Ha). It shares its borders with Lumajang (West), Probolinggo, Bondowoso, Situbondo (North), and Banyuwangi (East). The island of Nusa Barong is located just to the south of the regency.
There are currently 3 million people living in Jember (as of 2003). The population density is about 647.15 people/km▓.
Jember is one heterogeneous area where many ethnic groups are mingled and live together. Most of its population are Javanese and Madurese people, with a small percentage of ethnic Chinese, Balinese, Arabic and Indian.
Most citizen speak Javanese language and Madurese language, and sometimes a mixed dialect of both Javanese and Madurese language. Many citizen speak Indonesian for official and business purposes only, and to communicate with non-Javanese or non-Madurese people.