Department of Railways,
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Soerabaja. DJOKJAKARTA 28. Route. 421
can also be approachcd from Semarang, GaroeA , and other cities. The first morning train leaving any of these cities will arrive here before noon. The station of Djokjakarta is a large one, situated near the centre of the city, within easy walking distance of any of its hotels. The means of communication in the city arc motor-cars and carriages. The important hotels arc : Grand Hotel de Djokja (Residency Avenue), Hotel Toegoe (near the station), and Hotel Mataram (Residency Avenue). The tariff per day is Jl. 7 and upward.
Palace op thc Sultan, Djokjakarta.
The province of Djokjakarta and that of Soerakarta are collectively called Vorstenlanden (' the land of the prince '). Djokjakarta, commonly called Djokja, is the capital of the province of the same name and one of the great cities of Java. The province lies S. of Soerakarta and facing the Indian Ocean and is the smallest of the sixteen provinces of Java, about half thc size of Soerakarta. On the northern border is Mt. Mcrapi, which divides it from Kcdoe and Soerakarta. The River Opak draws its source from this mountain and (lows through the middle part of the province into the Indian Ocean. The western side of this river is the most fertile plain in Java and produces tobacco, sugar, and indigo, while thc eastern side consists of limy and thin soil, with several hills rising from it. illic province is divided into three districts, Djokjakarta, Wales, and Wonosari. In each of the latter two is stationed a Controller, while in Djokja is a Resident, who supervises the administration of the whole province. The city of Djokjakarta (' blooming night ') is situated on a broad plain near the foot of Mt. Mcrapi, at an elevation of 110 metres. It is cool at night and is considered to be one of the healthiest spots of Java. Thc city is 4 in length and m. in width and has a population of 80,000, of which 1,500 are Europeans and 5,300 are Chinese. Not only is it