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Karawang (Kota Karawang or Karawang Kota) is the capital of the Karawang Regency of West Java, Indonesia. It is 32 miles east of Jakarta.

Karawang

Karawang/Krawang/Karawaan
Motto(s): 
Karawang Interasih
Karawang is located in Indonesia
Karawang
Karawang
Location of Karawang in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°18′0″S 107°0′0″E / 6.30000°S 107.00000°E / -6.30000; 107.00000
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Java
Government
 • Mayordr. Cellica Nurrachadiana
Area
 • Total70.22 km2 (27.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Total273,472
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
ZIP Code
41313
Websitehttp://www.karawangkab.go.id

Karawang is known as a major rice production source in West Java.

Karawang is also known for automobile manufacturing facilities, including Honda Prospect Motor and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia.

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HistoryEdit

In March 2010 Karawang suffered severe flooding with 10,747 houses flooded; 11,540 families and 44,071 people were affected.[1]

Heinrich Christian Macklot, a German naturalist, was killed on 12 May 1832 during an insurrection that took place on the island.[2]

Toll road accessEdit

KM Toll Road Toll Gate Destination
47 Jakarta–Cikampek Toll Road Karawang Barat Karawang, Industrial Complex, Rengasdengklok
54 Karawang Timur Karawang, Klari, Industrial complex

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ HOPE worldwide - Flooding Hits Karawang, Indonesia Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals". google.be.

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