Bandung Metropolitan Area

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Bandung Metropolitan Area in West Java province, Urban cities in blue, Suburban Regencies in Red, 3 kecamatan in Sumedang Regency not shown.

Bandung Metropolitan Area (Indonesian: Wilayah Metropolitan Bandung or Bandung Raya) is the metropolitan area surrounds the city of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.[1] It is home to roughly 8 million people.


It is located in a mountainous plateau region in the central-west portion of West Java province. It has the 2nd highest population of any metropolitan area in Indonesia after Jakarta, however, Surabaya's Zona Surabaya Pengaruh Raya aka Gerbangkertosusila (Extended Metropolitan Area) covers more area and is more populous. West Bandung Regency was carved out of Bandung Regency in 2007.

Western Java Urban Corridor[edit]

The metropolitan area lies less than 20 km from the eastern edge of the metropolitan area of Greater Jakarta ("Jabodetabekjur") near Cianjur city, and is adjacent (contiguous) with Jabodetabekjur-Cirangkarta definition for Jakarta's extended metropolitan area at its northern border with Purwakarta Regency. Beginning in Serang Regency of Banten Province, the urban corridor which Greater Bandung is a part of, is home to over 44 million people.


It is officially defined as covering Bandung Regency, West Bandung Regency (formerly part of Bandung Regency), and 3 kecamatan (districts) of Sumedang Regency (Jatinangor, Cimanggung, and Tanjungsari), together with the cities of Bandung and Cimahi.[1] As many in Indonesia still go by one name as in tradition, the country is facing a major overhaul of its identification cards (id:Kartu Tanda Penduduk elektronik), new data is challenging 2010 population census figures, however the accuracy visavis the census remains unknown.

Administrative division Area (km²) 2005 Population 2010 Census[2] Population 2011 SIAK Database[3] Population density (/km² 2010)[4]
Bandung City 167.27 2,394,873 2,536,649 14,125
Cimahi City 41.2 541,177 606,699 13,134
Bandung Regency 1,756.65 3,178,543 3,672,994 1,801
West Bandung Regency* 1305.77 1,510,284 1,854,159 1,159
3 Kecamatan in Sumedang Regency* 112.0 264,170 n/a 2,359
Metropolitan Area 3,382.89 7,889,047 8,670,501 2,332.0

sources: (Budan Pusat Statistik 2010 Census Indonesia)


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