Cawang, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta

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Cawang is an administrative village (kelurahan in Indonesian) at Kramat Jati subdistrict, East Jakarta. The borders of Cawang are:

  • MT Haryono Road in the north
  • Ciliwung River in the west
  • General Sutoyo Road in the east
  • Kalibata Road and 14th Public High School (SMA 14) Street in the south

The postal code of this administrative village is 13630.


The name Cawang derived from the name of a Malay lieutenant who served the Dutch, called Encik Awang. The name of Enci Awang eventually turned into Cawang. Awang was subordinate of Lieutenant Captain Encik Wan Abdul Bagus, who along with his team lived in the area now known as Kampung Melayu, south of Jatinegara.[1]