Yogyakarta

Overview

Introduction

Usually called Yogya, Yogyakarta (pronounced Jog-ja-KAR-ta) is the country's center for higher education: The population swells by a few hundred thousand during the school year. It is the country's second major center for foreign tourism after Bali, and a major site for Indonesian tourists as well. On 27 May 2006, Yogyakarta was extensively damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people. Several milder earthquakes have jolted Yogyakarta again in 2009 and 2010.

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