Sumedang Regency is a regency(kabupaten) of West Java province, Indonesia. The city of Sumedang is its capital. The regency covers an area of 1,518.33 sq.kms, and had a population of 1,093,602 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 1,176,074.
The city of Sumedang is famous for its tofu, Tahu bungkeng, that was first produced by a Chinese immigrant from China.
Sumedang Regency is divided into twenty-six districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:
The first three districts named above - Jatinangor, Cimanggung and Tanjungsari - are in the southwest corner of the regency adjacent to Bandung City and lie within the Bandung Metropolitan Area. They cover 112 sq.kms and had a combined population of 264,342 at the 2010 Census.
In August 2011, the project of Jatigede Dam in Cimanuk River has been initialized. The dam capacity is almost one billion cubic metre will be the Indonesian second biggest dam in capacity after Jatiluhur Dam.
An agreement to make a hydro power plant with capacity of 2x25 megawatts and an estimated cost $224.4 million has been signed in December 2011. The production will be incorporated to the Java-Bali 150KiloVolt transmission system in 2015.
In Citengah village area, South Sumedang district there are 18 waterfalls. Citengah agro tourism and waterfalls village can be reached from Sumedang Central Park to the east through Cipameungpeuk bridge. The unique waterfalls are Cigorobog waterfall with its 4 step waterfalls, 30 meters Cimecek waterfall and U-shape Ciparahu waterfall. The environment is well preserved with monkeys and wild pigs in the hill.