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A city of south-central Java, Indonesia, east of Bandung. It is a market and processing center noted for its vast walled palace built by the former sultans of the region.
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(Placename) a town in Indonesia, on central Java: textile manufacturing. Pop: 516 500 (1995 est). Former spelling: Soerakarta
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(ˌsʊər əˈkɑr tə)

a city on central Java, in central Indonesia. 504,176. Formerly, Solo.
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In 2011 suicide bombers wounded 30 people in a mosque on a police compound in Cirebon, West Java, and wounded another 22 Christian churchgoers in Solo, Central Java. There have also been outbreaks of violence against the Ahmadiyya Muslim sect which is regarded as heretical by the Sunni Muslim majority.
However the minority has not been targeted by a terror attack -- a bombing or a shooting -- since 2011 when a suicide bomber attacked a church in Solo, Central Java province.
In Solo, Central Java, the Al-Hikmah Mosque was built adjacent to the Javanese Christian church.
A spokesman said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono would lead today's funeral at the family grave near Solo, Central Java, where Suharto will be buried next to his wife of 48 years, Siti Suhartinah.