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    " KRATON " (Indonesian & German language, linguistical : ´homonym´, multiple word meaning; english: "craton" .
  • 1. Palace, eldest word origin probably Indonesia: ´k(e)raton´ name for palace (of king or sultan) since old times, at least Middle Ages.
    . . . .Today most famous : the Kraton of Yogyakarta in Indonesia / Java.
    . . . . (inofficial ? Kraton homepage, Javanese > > http://keraton.yogya.indo.net.id/)
  • 2. continental nucleus : Geology
  • 3. Product names for
    - organic-chemical products (KRATON styrenic block copolymers), used i.e. for road construction, etc. >>
    . . . . . . . . . . (further information : http://www.kraton.com/ ), and
    - sorts of knifes, esp. produced in USA.
. . . previous infos
>Kraton of Yogyakarta<, famous sultan palace, southern middle of tropical Java; situated ~30 miles S´ of "Mount Everglow" / Gunung Merapi, one of the Earth´s 10 most active volcanoes. "Yogya" is also regarded a center of true old Javanese culture.
Yogyakarta Kraton family: headed by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, coronation 7 MAR 1989, married with G.Kanjeng Ratu Hemas. The Sultan studied in USA, plays a dominant role in Indonesian society, and in 1996 became Governor of "D.I.Y.", the Special Territory of Yogyakarta, one out of 3 special territories among all national provinces constituting the Republic of Indonesia ( >13.000 tropical islands; population: >200 mio ).

Geology : scientific term "Craton" (German: Kraton) = "continental nucleus", meaning: (old or eldest) stable parts of the continental crust, without folding, earthquakes, or active volcanoes; 1933 introduced by Hans Stille (German geologist) in US during a geoscientifical conference about ´Tectonical Relations Between the American and the European Continent´. 'Kraton´ was a derivation of the former geological term "Kratogen" (by Kober , Austrian geologist, nineteenth century).

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