Karawang Regency

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Karawang Regency is a regency (kabupaten) of West Java, Indonesia. Karawang is its capital.

Karawang Regency
Lambang Kabupaten Karawang.png
Motto: INTERASIH (Indah Tertib Aman Bersih)
Karawang Regency is located in Indonesia
Karawang Regency
Karawang Regency
Location of Karawang Regency in Indonesia
Coordinates: 5°56′S 107°02′E / 5.933°S 107.033°E / -5.933; 107.033
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Government
 • Regent H. Ade Swara
Area
 • Total 1,652.20 km2 (637.92 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 2,288,254
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) (+62)267, (+62)264
Website http://www.karawang.go.id
Karawang Regency in the province of West Java

It has an area of 1,652.2 km2 and 2010 census result of 2,127,791 people, for a density of 1,288 people per km2.;[1] the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 2,288,254. The regency lies on the eastern outskirts of Metropolitan Jakarta, just outside the Jabodetabek region, and is the site of industrial activity (like factories). However, due to ever expanding Jakarta, it has seen a heavy influx of housing developments as well and a surge of people. The district borders Bekasi and Bogor regencies in the west, the Java Sea in the north, Subang Regency in the east, Purwakarta Regency in the southeast, and Cianjur Regency in the south.

Administrative districts[edit]

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

History[edit]

Culture[edit]

Karawang dancers on stilts

Topography[edit]

Most of Karawang Regency consists of broad coastal plain; it lies on the northern coast and is the result of the deposition of sedimentary rocks formed by loose materials, especially marine sediments and volcanic alluvium. While in the middle of the regency are hills mostly formed by sedimentary rocks, in the south there is a mountain (Sanggabuana) with a height of about 1,291 metres above sea level.

The regency is roughly equidistant from Jakarta and Bandung, and the two metropolitan areas have a combined home population of over 40 million people.

Geology[edit]

Climate[edit]

Hydrography[edit]

Demography[edit]

The general population is ethnic Sundanese.

Transportation[edit]

Trans-Java main rail line runs across the central part of the Regency, with a stop at Karawang Station. The port of Cilimaya is mulled to replace severely congested Port Tanjung Priok. Likewise, Jakarta's main airport is also mulled for the regency. The Jakarta–Cikampek Toll Road runs through the regency, connecting to Cipularang Toll Road which goes to Purwakarta and Bandung.

Sport[edit]

The most popular sport clubs based on this regency is Persika.

New Airport[edit]

A new main airport for Greater Jakarta and the heavily populated surrounding area is planned for bids in 2014; it is located within the regency, to provide relief to severely congested Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the nation's largest gateway, as well as overloaded Bandung Airport. The new airport is expected to have space for 4 long runways 2,136 by 19 metres (7,008 ft × 62 ft) and 2 jumbo terminals. The current airport takes up some 18 square kilometers of land, in all likelihood a similar allocation of land will be required.[3]

Karawang adipati (regents) during the Mataram and colonial periods[edit]

  1. Prince Singaperbangsa (1633-1677), under the title Adipati Kertabumi III
  2. Raden Anom Wirasuta (1677-1721), son of Singaperbangsa
  3. Raden Jayanegara (1721-1731), son of Wirasuta, under the title Adipati Panatayuda II
  4. Raden Singanegara (1752-1786), son of Jayanegara, under the title Adipati Panatayuda IV
  5. Raden Singasari (1786-1809), son-in-law of Singanegara, under the title Raden Adipati Aria Singasari
  6. Raden Aria Sastradipura (1809-1811), son of Singanegara
  7. Raden Adipati Suryalaga (1811-1813), eldest son of Raden Adipati Suryalaga, adipati of Sumedang
  8. Raden Aria Sastradipura (1811-1820), son of Singanegara
  9. Raden Adipati Suryanata (1821-1829), son-in-law of Sastradipura
  10. Raden Adipati Suryawinata (1829-1849), younger brother of Suryanata
  11. Raden Muhammad Enoh (1849-1854), under the title Raden Sastranegara
  12. Raden Adipati Sumadipura (1854-1863), son of Sastradipura, under the title Raden Tumenggung Aria Sastradiningrat I, builds the pendopo (regent palace) and the Grand Mosque of Purwakarta
  13. Raden Adikusumah (1883-1886), under the title Raden Adipati Sastradiningrat II
  14. Raden Surya Kusumah (1886-1911), son of Adikusumah, under the title Raden Adipati Sastradiningrat III
  15. Raden Tumenggung Aria Gandanagara (1911-1925), younger brother of Surya Kusumah, under the title Raden Adipati Sastradiningrat III
  16. Raden Adipati Aria Suryamiharja (1925-1942)
  17. Raden Panduwinata (1942-1945), under the title Raden Kanjeng Pandu Suriadiningrat, last bupati to reside in Purwakarta, moves to Subang.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 6°18′45″S 107°17′42″E / 6.31250°S 107.29500°E / -6.31250; 107.29500