Bandung Regency

Bandung Regency (Kabupaten Bandung) is an administrative landlocked regency located to the south, southeast, east and northeast of the city of Bandung. The northern parts of the Bandung Regency are effectively part of the Bandung Metropolitan Area (technically the whole of the Regency is within the Metropolitan Area), with the southern third being less urbanized and jutting upwards from the Valley, though not as sharply as the mountain range to the immediate north of Bandung. The Regency is part of the Indonesian province of West Java, and is situated about 75 miles southeast of Jakarta. The town of Soreang is the regency seat.

Bandung Regency
Kabupaten Bandung
Regional transcription(s)
 • Sundaneseᮊᮘᮥᮕᮒᮦᮔ᮪ ᮘᮔ᮪ᮓᮥᮀ
Flag of Bandung Regency
Coat of arms of Bandung Regency
Motto(s): 
Repeh Rapih Kerta Raharja
(Peaceful and orderly, prosperous people)
Location within West Java
Location within West Java
Bandung Regency is located in Java
Bandung Regency
Bandung Regency
Location in Java and Indonesia
Bandung Regency is located in Indonesia
Bandung Regency
Bandung Regency
Bandung Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 7°01′16″S 107°31′47″E / 7.0212°S 107.5296°E / -7.0212; 107.5296Coordinates: 7°01′16″S 107°31′47″E / 7.0212°S 107.5296°E / -7.0212; 107.5296
Country Indonesia
RegionJava
Province West Java
Regency seatSoreang
Government
 • RegentDadang Supriatna
 • Vice RegentSahrul Gunawan
Area
 • Total1,762.40 km2 (680.47 sq mi)
Elevation
800 m (2,520 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,623,790
 • Density1,996/km2 (5,170/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 22
Websitebandungkab.go.id

The Regency was reduced in size as first Cimahi City (which became autonomous) and then West Bandung Regency were split off from the regency. In the 2010 Census, the population of the residual area reached 3,178,543 after final adjustments,[2] while the 2020 Census increased the total to 3,623,790,[3] for an average density of roughly 2,056 per square kilometre. It is the second most populous (after Bogor Regency) of the regencies of Indonesia.

AdministrationEdit

Bandung Regency current regent is Dadang Supriatna along with Sahrul Gunawan as vice regent.

Administrative districtsEdit

Bandung Regency is divided into thirty-one districts (kecamatan), encompassing 280 administrative villages (desa and kelurahan). The districts are listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[4] and 2020 Census. The table also includes the location of the district administrative centres.

District Area
in
km2
Population
2010
Census
Population
2020
Census
Administrative
centre
Ciwidey 48.47 72,450 86,445 Lebakmuncang
Rancabali 148.37 47,351 51,096 Patengan
Pasirjambu 239.58 79,333 91,191 Pasirjambu
Cimaung 55.00 72,308 86,075 Cipinang
Pangalengan 195.41 138,268 154,286 Pangalengan
Kertasari 152.07 65,276 71,255 Cibeureum
Pacet 91.94 100,246 115,066 Cikitu
Ibun 54.57 75,048 87,020 Ibun
Paseh 51.03 118,324 136,202 Tangsimekar
Cikancung 40.14 81,160 96,710 Cikancung
Cicalengka 35.99 108,049 122,162 Cicalengka Kulon
Nagreg 49.30 48,704 58,404 Ganjarsabar
Rancaekek 45.25 164,633 185,499 Rancaekek Wetan
Majalaya 25.36 150,342 160,617 Majasetra
Solokanjeruk 24.01 76,890 86,786 Solokanjeruk
Ciparay 46.18 149,572 172,589 Pakutandang
Baleendah 41.56 220,762 263,724 Baleendah
Arjasari 64.98 90,162 105,593 Patrolsari
Banjaran 42.92 113,280 132,184 Banjaran
Cangkuang 24.61 63,747 79,665 Ciluncat
Pameungpeuk 14.62 68,755 84,557 Sukasari
Katapang 15.72 107,679 130,417 Sangkanhurip
Soreang 25.51 103,054 116,651 Soreang
Kutawaringin 47.30 88,359 102,455 Jatisari
Margaasih 18.35 132,280 148,544 Margaasih
Margahayu 10.54 119,742 121,608 Sukamenak
Dayeuhkolot 11.03 112,790 107,186 Citeureup
Bojongsoang 27.81 101,628 112,671 Bojongsoang
Cileunyi 31.58 159,764 186,543 Cileunyi
Cilengkrang 30.12 45,843 56,018 Jatiendah
Cimenyan 53.08 102,714 114,567 Cimenyan
Totals 1,762.40 3,178,543 3,623,790 Soreang

Note that Cimenyan, Cilrengkrang and Cileunyi Districts (which lie immediately to the north and east of the city) and Bojongsoang, Dayeuhkolot, Margahayu and Margaasih Districts (which lie immediately to the south of the city) are virtually extensions to the built-up area of Bandung.

Neighbouring administrationsEdit

Bandung Regency is bordered by:

Nature reservesEdit

 
Patenggang Lake is a popular tourist attraction in Bandung Regency
  • Mount Tilu (Nature Reserve) in Pangalengan and Pasirjambu.
  • Patengan (Nature Reserve) in Rancabali.
  • Malabar (Nature Reserve) in Pangalengan.
  • Mount Patuha (Nature Reserve) in Rancabali and Pasirjambu with the Kawah Putih tourist site.
  • Situ Cisanti (Nature Reserve) in Kertasari

Mountains and volcanoesEdit

  • Mount Tilu in Pangalengan.
  • Mount Waringin in Pasirjambu and Pangalengan.
  • Malabar Mountain, Besar Peak in Pangalengan, Puntang Peak in Cimaung, Haruman Peak in Pangalengan and Cimaung, Malabar Peak in Pacet, and also several peaks in Pangalengan, Cimaung, Banjaran, and Pacet.
  • Mount Riung Gunung in Pangalengan.
  • Mount Maud in Pasirjambu.
  • Mount Kendang in Kertasari.
  • Mount Bedil in Pangalengan.
  • Mount Kencana in Pangalengan.
  • Mount Mandalawangi in Rancabali and Ciwidey.
  • Mount Patuha volcano in Rancabali and Pasirjambu with Kawah Putih crater nearby.
  • Wayang volcano in Pangalengan and Kertasari.
  • Windu volcano in Pangalengan.
  • Manglayang volcano in Cimenyan and Cikacung.
  • Kawah Ciwidey volcano in Pasirjambu.
  • Papandayan volcano in Kertasari.
  • Kamojang volcano in Ibun.

Because of the mountainous nature of parts of the Bandung District, major landslides are a significant natural hazard for the people of the District. In February 2010, for example, over 15 people were killed in a large landslide in the Ciwidey area.[5]

IndustryEdit

Various local manufacturing activities take place in the District including the following.

  • KPBS, Koperasi Peternakan Bandung Selatan (milk producer) (Pangalengan)
  • Asia Sport (Apparel) (Katapang)
  • Ceres (Chocolate) (Dayeuhkolot)
  • PanAsia Indosyntec (Textiles) (Dayeuhkolot)
  • Polyfin (Cileunyi)
  • PT Mitra Rajawali Banjaran (Condoms) (Banjaran) received the 2010 ASEAN Business Development Award for best quality. The factory produces around 18.7 million condoms a year, 65 percent of which are for export[6]

SportEdit

Bandung regency has an impressive stadium, the best and well known in West Java Province, it is the Si Jalak Harupat stadium, the home base stadium for Persikab Bandung and Persib Bandung the two football teams from this region. A representative athletic track located in the town of Pangalengan.

CuisineEdit

This area has a unique cuisine, such as Milk Caramels (in Pangalengan), Fresh Milk (in Pangalengan), Milk Snack (in Pangalengan), Bandrek (in Ciwidey), Borondong (in Majalaya)

TransportEdit

Transport to the Bandung Regency mainly is from Bandung. No major bus terminals, train stations or airports are located in the region. Traditional transport arrangements such as the delman horse passenger carriages are found in such places as the Banjaran Sub- district.

Nagreg Ring RoadEdit

To ease traffic jams in the Nagreg hill area close to Bandung, in 2011 the government completed part of the Nagreg ring road (5.4 km in length, 10 degrees in steepness, with a 400 meters semi-tunnel) at a cost of Rp.90 billion (around $US 10.6 million). The ring road will serve vehicles from travelling from south to north and can be used during Eid ul-Fitr 2011. Traffic from north to south will still use the old road.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-03-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2018.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Camelia Pasandaran, Dessy Sagita and Nurfika Osman, 'Bandung Disaster a Wake-Up Call: Indonesian VP', The Jakarta Globe, 25 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Pabrik Kondom Banjaran Dapat Penghargaan ASEAN | Pikiran Rakyat Online". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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