Indramayu

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Indramayu, West Java - Indonesia
Lambang Kabupaten Indramayu.png
Motto: REMAJA (Religius, Maju, Mandiri dan Sejahtera)
Indramayu, West Java - Indonesia is located in Indonesia
Indramayu, West Java - Indonesia
Indramayu, West Java - Indonesia
Location of Indramayu Regency in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°20′S 108°19′E / 6.333°S 108.317°E / -6.333; 108.317Coordinates: 6°20′S 108°19′E / 6.333°S 108.317°E / -6.333; 108.317
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Government
 • Regent DR. Irianto M.S. Syafiuddin
Area
 • Total 2,000.99 km2 (772.59 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,795,372
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 0234
Website http://www.indramayukab.go.id

Indramayu is the capital of Indramayu Regency in the West Java province of Indonesia, and located in the north coastal area of West Java, east from Jakarta, north-east from the city of Bandung, and north-west of the city of Cirebon. Indramayu is situated below sea level, which means that it is risky if there is high tide in stormy conditions. The town is only protected by some dunes and barrages at the seaside.

The climate is quite dry.

The number of (registered) citizens of Indramayu Regency is about 1,600,000, but in the town itself only less than 24,000 people reside. The estimated land area of the town of Indramayu is 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi). The local population nearby the shore subside on fishing. Furthermore kapok, clove, citrus and other fruits are cultivated. Indramayu is famous for the special sweet mangosteens so known as one of mango producers in West Java. . Indramayu was known as Indonesian no 1 rice supplier in the early 1980s to late 1990s.

Crude oil is found in the Indramayu area. Because of a lack of industry and labour provision, there is migration to other parts of Indonesia.

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