Pangandaran Regency

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Pangandaran Regency
Pangandaran Regency is located in Indonesia
Pangandaran Regency
Pangandaran Regency
Coordinates: 6°45′S 108°23′E / 6.750°S 108.383°E / -6.750; 108.383
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 383,848
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Pangandaran Regency is a new Regency in West Java province, Indonesia, formed on 25 October 2012 out of the southern portion of Ciamis Regency.[1] The population of this area as at the 2010 Census was 383,848. The administrative capital is Parigi.

Pangandaran Regency contains a beach called Pantai Pangandaran (Pangandaran Beach) and Cukang Taneuh Canyon (Green Canyon).

Administration[edit]

The regency is divided into ten districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[2]

Name Population
Census 2010
Cimerak 43,500
Cijulang 26,278
Cigugur 20,915
Langkaplancar 46,756
Parigi 41,967
Sidamulih 26,694
Pangandaran 52,163
Kalipucang 35,432
Padaherang 61,366
Mangunjaya 28,777

Tourist destinations[edit]

In 2011 Ciamis Regency was boosting the (new) tourist destinations with an idea of making a new Regency on the south of the '(virtual) isthmus' (please see the locator map) where there is also a popular tourist destination (Pangandaran Beach) as a cash cow. The tourist destinations are Situ Lengkong Panjalu, Kingdom of Sunda Astana Gede Kawali site and the most potential destination is Curug Tujuh, Cibolang, Panjalu. Curug Tujuh is located 2 kilometres from Cibolang main road. Curug Tujuh means "seven waterfalls", due to there being 7 waterfalls along a 5 kilometres track. At least there are 2 waterfalls with beautiful scenery and the tallest waterfall is more than a hundred metres high.[3]

Situ Lengkong Panjalu, 76.2 hectares has a small island in the centre of the lake called Nusa Gede where many East Javanese people come to visit King of Panjalu's son's cemetery.[4]

In June 2011 the Tourism and Culture Ministry agreed to make the Pangandaran area as National Tourism Site as Bali. It will covers Karapyak Beach in Kalipucang district through Pangandaran Beach in Pangandaran district and to Batu Karas Beach in Cijulang district.[5]

In 2010, Green Canyon was visited by 125,000 visitors and in 2011 by 150,000 visitors. On holiday there were more than 2,000 visitors per day made increase of boat waiting time due to narrow access to Green Canyon and the boat should wait for them who swam.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metrotvnews.com/metronews/news/2012/10/22/110975/DPR-Pemerintah-Sepakati-Provinsi-Baru-Kalimatan-Utara/1
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ciamis Benahi Tempat Wisata Potensial". Poskotanews.com (in Bahasa Indonesian). Poskota.co.id. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Situ Lengkong Panjalu Diserbu Wisatawan Lebaran" (in Bahasa Indonesian). 4 September 2011. "Lengkong Panjalu overrun with Lebaran visitors" 
  5. ^ NURHANDOKO (28 June 2011). "Pangandaran Diproyeksikan Jadi Andalan Wisata Nasional". Pikaran Rakyat Online (in Bahasa Indonesian). Pikiran Rakyat. Retrieved 10 February 2012. "Pangandaran projected to be a National tourist location" 
  6. ^ "Pantai Batu Karas dan Green Canyon Dipadati Pengunjung" (in Bahasa Indonesian). January 1, 2012. "Rocky Karas Beach and Green Canyon filled with tourists"