Sukabumi

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Sukabumi
City
Ahmad Yani road in Sukabumi
Ahmad Yani road in Sukabumi
Official seal of Sukabumi
Seal
Sukabumi is located in Indonesia
Sukabumi
Sukabumi
Location of Sukabumi in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°55′10.56″S 106°55′37.92″E / 6.9196000°S 106.9272000°E / -6.9196000; 106.9272000Coordinates: 6°55′10.56″S 106°55′37.92″E / 6.9196000°S 106.9272000°E / -6.9196000; 106.9272000
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Area
 • Water 48.15 km2 (18.59 sq mi)
Elevation 584 m (1,916 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 321,205
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.sukabumikota.go.id
Sukabumi city surrounded by Sukabumi Regency in West Java province.

Sukabumi is a city surrounded by the regency of the same name in the southern foothills of Mount Gede, in West Java, Indonesia, about 80 km (50 mi) south of the national capital, Jakarta.

At an altitude of approximately 600 meters (2000 feet), the city is a minor hill station resort, with a cooler climate than the surrounding lowlands. Sukabumi is also a destination for whitewater rafting. Rubber production is a major industry in the area. The area surrounding Sukabumi circling the mountain has grown tremendously in population, such that northern Sukabumi Regency, hugging the volcano, and bordering Greater Jakarta, is home to the bulk of the regency's population. The area of the city is 48.15 sq.kms, and the population at the 2010 Census was 300,359; the latest official estimate (as for January 2014) was 321,205. However, some 1.8 million people, as of the 2010 census figures, live in the northern third of Sukabumi Regency, effectively are suburbs of Sukabumi city.

Administrative Districts[edit]

The city of Sukabumi is divided into seven districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census[1]:

  • Baros (29,536)
  • Lembursitu (33,719)
  • Cibeureum (34,719)
  • Citimiang (47,580)
  • Warudoyung (52,730)
  • Guning Puyuh (43,622)
  • Cikole (56,755)

History[edit]

In Dutch colonial times, Sukabumi was the site of the colonial police academy. In early 2005, Sukabumi Regency became the first place in Indonesia that polio was reported in ten years, the beginning of a nationwide outbreak of the disease which had been believed to be eradicated in the country.[2]

During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia during the Second World War, the Japanese had created a strategic garrison in Ujung Genteng, part of the South Sukabumi Regency. Remains of the harbor and lookout towers at the end of this peninsular are still in place, along with the caves that the Japanese lived and died in towards the end of the war. Ujung Genteng is directly North of Christmas Island and Australia and would have made am excellent point of defense or attack, without official records to substantiate this, it is presumed that they had their sights on Christmas Island and a close link to Australia.

Made in 804 the Sukabumi inscription' is the earliest evidence of Old Javanese script and language.

Transportation[edit]

After almost one year of hiatus, the railway transport between Sukabumi and Bogor of 57 kilometres was reactivated, with the new train called 'Pangrango' on November 9, 2013. The train caries one executive-class car and three economy-class cars.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Indonesia confirms second case of polio, ABC Radio Australia 5 April 2005.
  3. ^ "PT KAI revives Bogor-Sukabumi route". November 10, 2013. 

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