Which part of Indonesia is Surabaya?
Surabaya is the capital of the province of Jawa Timur (East Java) in Indonesia. It is located on the northeastern tip of the Indonesian main island of Java, at the mouth of the Mas River.
After Jakarta, Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia. The port city has large shipyard facilities, and numerous specialized schools in the field of nautical education. It is also the base of the Indonesian Navy. The main export products are sugar, tobacco and coffee. In this large and dynamic city, many different ethnic groups determine the picture of everyday life. Although the Javanese are predominant, many Madurese, Tionghoa Chinese and Arabs live in Surabaya. In Surabaya there is even, unusually for Indonesia, a Jewish community that also runs a synagogue.
According to legend, the city was built on the northeastern tip of the island of Java on the site where a battle between the two giants once took place. Today, Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and, with its imposing shipyards, the second most important ship dock in the country. The arrival, loading and departure of the huge wooden cargo gliders are always an impressive spectacle. Even though most of the inhabitants belong to Islam, Surabaya is still very ethnically mixed. The majority of Indonesia’s Jewish community lives in Surabaya, where one of the country’s two synagogues also keeps its gates open for prayer.
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