Sukabumi Regency

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Kabupaten Sukabumi
Motto: Gemah Ripah Loh Jinawi
Kabupaten Sukabumi is located in Indonesia
Kabupaten Sukabumi
Kabupaten Sukabumi
Location of Sukabumi Regency in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°55′S 106°55′E / 6.917°S 106.917°E / -6.917; 106.917
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Government
 • Regent Drs. H. Sukmawijaya, MM
Area
 • Total 3,934.47 km2 (1,519.11 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,341,409
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 0266
Website http://www.kabupatensukabumi.go.id
Sukabumi Regency in West Java, facing the Indian Ocean.

Sukabumi Regency Indonesian: Kabupaten Sukabumi is a regency (kabupaten) of West Java, Indonesia. Pelabuhan Ratu is its administrative capital. The city of Sukabumi is fully encircled by the regency, but is administratively separate from it The bulk of the regency's population of 2.3 million lives in the north-eastern part of the regency that encircles Sukabumi City and Mount Gede.

Beaches[edit]

Along the south coast here are several beaches such as Pasir Putih Beach (Muara Cipanarikan), Pangumbahan Beach (Turtle Beach), Cibuaya Beach and Ujunggenteng Beach. Batu Nunggul Beach is suitable for surfing with wave height approximately 3 meters in dry season, but only 1 meter height in rainy season.[1]

Waterfall[edit]

A 120-meter Caweni Waterfall is located only 200 meters from Cidolog road, about 70 kilometer from Sukabumi and about 25 kilometer from Sagaranten district.[2]

While Cikaso Waterfall (Ciniti Waterfall) is located in Jampang Kulon district, 1.5 hours drive (70 kilometers) from Sukabumi City. The waterfall height is 80 meters consists of 3 waterfalls, from left to right Asepan Waterfall, Meong Waterfall and Aki Waterfall.[3]

Traditions[edit]

Besides Ocean Fiesta every year on 5 April in Pelabuhan Ratu Beach, there is also Ngabungbang tradition in Cisukawayana River Estuary on every full moon of Maulud 14 of the month in early morning. Ngabungbang or holy bath togetherness is tradition since 175-205 BC when King Hyang Brahma ruling Medang Gali (Galuh) Kingdom and is continued by Prabu Siliwangi from Pajajaran Kingdom and then is continued until now.[4]

Administration[edit]

The regency is divided into 47 districts (kecamatan). Including those districts which are within the city of Sukabumi (and thus administratively outside the regency), these are:

Regional Expansion Starting date of October 2, 2014[edit]

City of Pelabuhan Ratu[edit]

There are 23 districts in the City of Pelabuhan Ratu

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Coordinates: 6°55′11″S 106°55′38″E / 6.91972°S 106.92722°E / -6.91972; 106.92722