Ponorogo is the second level region (district) occupying southwest side of East Java capital city with the total area 1,402.92 kilometer squares. The district is geographically located between 111 - 17 to 111 - 52 East longitude and between 7 - 491 to 8 - 20 South latitude. Ponorogo is bordered on:
the north: by the districts of Madiun Magetan and Nganjuk
the east : by the districts of Trenggalek and Kediri
the south: by the districts of Pacitan and Trenggalek
the west : by the districts of Pacitan and Wonogiri (Central Java Province)
According to population census in 1994 the number of Ponorogo population is 869,149 persons by the level growth around 0.66% per year. In average Ponorogo is populated by 579 per kilometer squares. It is projected in the year of 2000, the number of population will be 897,236 persons.
Administratiuely Ponorogo contains assistances to regent authority, 19 subdistricts, 2 assistances to subdistrict, 227 villages in urban area and 26 villages in rural area.