: Kesultanan Yogyakarta
: Kasultanan/Keraton Ngayogyakerto Hadiningrat
) is a Javanese monarchy
in the province of Yogyakarta
After Sultan Agung
, the Sultanate of Mataram
was declining due to power struggle within the sultanate. To make things worse, VOC (Dutch East India Company
) exploited the power struggle to increase its control. At the peak of the conflict, the Mataram Sultanate was split in two based on the Treaty of Giyanti
of February 13, 1755: Yogyakarta Sultanate and Surakarta Sunanate
The Giyanti Treaty mentioned Pangeran Mangkubumi
as Sultan of Yogyakarta
with the title of Sampeyan Dalem Ingkang Sinuwun Kanjeng Sultan Hamengkubuwono Senopati Ingalaga Abdul Rakhman Sayidin Khalifatullah Panatagama (His Majesty, The Sultan-Carrier of the Universe, Chief Warrior, Servant of the Most Gracious, Cleric and Caliph that Safeguards the Religion).
During the era of Dutch occupation there were two principalities, the Yogyakarta Sultanate (Kasultanan Yogyakarta) and the smaller Pakualaman
Duchy / Principality (Kadipaten Pakualaman).
The Dutch Colonial Government arranged for the carrying out autonomous self government, arranged under a political contract. When the Indonesian independence was proclaimed, the rulers, the Sultan of Yogyakarta and Prince of Pakualaman made a declaration they would become part of the Republic of Indonesia. Those two regions were unified to form the Yogyakarta Special Region
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