Bandung Regency

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Kabupaten Bandung
Regency
Official seal of Kabupaten Bandung
Seal
Motto: Repeh rapih kerta raharja
Bandung Regency next to Bandung City in West Java
Bandung Regency next to Bandung City in West Java
Coordinates: 7°01′S 107°31′E / 7.017°S 107.517°E / -7.017; 107.517Coordinates: 7°01′S 107°31′E / 7.017°S 107.517°E / -7.017; 107.517
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Government
 • Regent Dadang Naser
Area
 • Total 1,767.96 km2 (682.61 sq mi)
Elevation 800 m (2,520 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 3,418,246
 • Density 1,933/km2 (5,010/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website www.bandungkab.go.id

Bandung Regency (Kabupaten Bandung, often referred to as the Bandung District) is an administrative regency located to the south, southeast and east 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 city of Soreang is the capital of the regency.

First Cimahi City became autonomous and then West Bandung Regency was split off from the regency. In the 2010 Census, the population reached 3,178,543 after final adjustments.[1] The latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 3,418,246, for an average density of roughly 1,933 per square kilometre.

Administrative districts[edit]

Bandung Regency is divided into thirty-one districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

Administration[edit]

Bandung Regency current regent is H. Dadang M Naser.

Neighbouring Administrations[edit]

Bandung Regency is bordered by:

Nature Reserves in Bandung Regency[edit]

  • 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.

Mountains and Volcanoes in the Bandung Regency[edit]

  • 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.[3]

Industry[edit]

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[4]

Sport[edit]

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 and Pelita Jaya Jawa Barat the two football team from this region. A representative athletic track located in the town of Pangalengan.

Cuisine[edit]

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)

Transport[edit]

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 Road[edit]

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. Traffice from north to south will still use the old road.[5]

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