chapter  4
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IRON FOUNDERS IN CENTRAL JAVA …

SITUATED BETWEEN YOGYAKARTA and Surakarta (Solo), Klaten district (kabupaten) is one of the agriculturally most developed regions of Central Java (see Map 4). The major part of the district is an unbroken plain sloping gently from the northwest towards the southeast. Most of its agricultural land is fertile and irrigated by water from springs that are situated on the slopes of the vast mountain area of Gunung Merapi. Small fields sown with rice, tobacco and sugar cane predominate in the scenery of this most densely populated district of Central Java.