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Cibinong (Sundanese: ᮎᮤᮘᮤᮔᮧᮀ) is a subdistrict in Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia which serves as its capital. Cibinong Subdistrict had 326,519 inhabitants at the 2010 Census.[2]

Cibinong
ᮎᮤᮘᮤᮔᮧᮀ
Subdistrict
Lake of Setu Cibinong
Lake of Setu Cibinong
Cibinong is located in Bogor Regency
Cibinong
Cibinong
Location in Bogor Regency, Java and Indonesia
Cibinong is located in Java
Cibinong
Cibinong
Cibinong (Java)
Cibinong is located in Indonesia
Cibinong
Cibinong
Cibinong (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°29′06″S 106°50′31″E / 6.485°S 106.842°E / -6.485; 106.842Coordinates: 6°29′06″S 106°50′31″E / 6.485°S 106.842°E / -6.485; 106.842
Country Indonesia
ProvinceWest Java
RegencyBogor Regency
Government
 • CamatBambang Widodo Tawekal
 • SecretaryAndri Rahman
Area[1]
 • Total44.39 km2 (17.14 sq mi)
Elevation130 m (430 ft)
Population (2018)[1]
 • Total427,014
 • Density9,600/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 251
Vehicle registrationF
Villages13
WebsiteOfficial website

The Science Center of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia) is located in the subdistrict.[3] Cibinong contains a swamp forest, which is already mentioned by van Steenis in 1933, called Rawa (Swamp) Siradayah, and it still preserved until present time.[4][5]

Cuisine specialities of Cibinong include laksa cibinong and Mie ayam (Chicken noodles) due to the strong influence of Chinese community. Laksa is a spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture. Laksa Cibinong is a kind of thick yellowish coconut milk based soup, produced by a mixture of some spices, and it is served with bean sprout, rice vermicelli (bihun), hard-boiled eggs, cooked shredded chicken, fried shallots and Indonesian lemon-basil leaves. Sometime they are also served with rice cake (lontong). Mie ayam is easily found everywhere, as a cheap food for factory workers and school students. There are basically two preparation styles, one is more Indonesian in style (with Indonesian spices, sweet soy sauce, saos sambel), and the other one is more Chinese (using for example star anise, sesame oil or soy sauce). Most of the places offers, in addition to noddle, kwetiau or bihun.

Chinese Peranakan culture can be seen at the Chinese Temple Ho Tek Bio near Cibinong market, during Imlek or Chinese New Year. Near the market, in front of the lake, there is a Chinese cemetery compound (Sentiong).

Administrative divisionsEdit

Cibinong subdistrict is divided into 13 administrative villages which are as follows:[1]

  • Cibinong
  • Cirimekar
  • Ciriung
  • Harapan Jaya
  • Karadenan
  • Nanggewer
  • Nanggewer Mekar
  • Pabuaran
  • Pabuaran Mekar
  • Pakansari
  • Pondok Rajeg
  • Sukahati
  • Tengah

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Cibinong Subdistrict in Figures 2018
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.panoramio.com/photo/4043683 Ecology park of the Cibinong Science Center
  4. ^ Steenis, van C.C.G. (1933): Het Moerasboschje bij Tjidjadas, Res. Batavia. Tropische Natuur, 105-109
  5. ^ Whitten et al. (1996): The ecology of Java and Bali.

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