Tasikmalaya

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Tasikmalaya Municipality
City
Official seal of Tasikmalaya Municipality
Seal
Location of Tasikmalaya in West Java
Location of Tasikmalaya in West Java
Tasikmalaya Municipality is located in Indonesia
Tasikmalaya Municipality
Tasikmalaya Municipality
Location of Tasikmalaya in Indonesia
Coordinates: 7°20′S 108°12′E / 7.333°S 108.200°E / -7.333; 108.200Coordinates: 7°20′S 108°12′E / 7.333°S 108.200°E / -7.333; 108.200
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Government
 • Mayor Drs. H. Budi Budiman
 • Vice-Mayor Ir. H. Dede Sudrajat, M.P.
Area
 • Total 184.38 km2 (71.19 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 635,424
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 0265
Website http://www.tasikmalayakota.go.id/

Tasikmalaya is a city in southeastern West Java, Indonesia, located between Bandung and Purwokerto on the southerly of the two major road routes across Java. It is also the administrative capital of a regency bearing the same name.

The city is located in the mountainous Preanger region of Java at an elevation of 351 metres (1,151 feet).

The population of the city (excluding the rest of the Regency) was 635,424 according to the 2010 Census. The city is sometimes dubbed "the City of a Thousand Pesantrens" for its abundance of Islamic religious schools.[1]

1996 riot[edit]

The city of Tasikmalaya was the site of a widely reported riot in late December 1996. Four people were killed and several churches and dozens of mostly Chinese-owned businesses were destroyed in the violence, which was triggered by allegations of police brutality. It was also fueled by frustration with allegedly corrupt local government officials.[2] The event was among the earliest of many riots with religion- and class-based undertones that occurred in Java during the late 1990s.[3]

Natural disasters[edit]

On 5 April 1982, the volcano of Gunung Galunggung erupted about 24 km from the city, causing major damage through lahar and ash projection, and forcing a temporary evacuation of the area.

On 2 September 2009 a magnitude 7 earthquake struck, destroying a number of buildings in the city and killing several people.[4]

On 26 June 2010, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Tasikmalaya at 4:45pm Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB). No injuries or destroyed buildings reported caused by this earthquake [5]

On 20 May 2012, a 5 magnitude earthquake struck. Earthquake happened at 07:37pm Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB). No injuries or destroyed buildings reported.[6]

Toll Road[edit]

A toll road is planned to be built at 2018 connected Tasikmalaya and Bandung Ring Road 2.[7]

Pictures gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of contrasts". 2004. The Straits Times February 27.
  2. ^ Collins, Elizabeth Fuller (2002). Indonesia: a violent culture? Asian Survey 42(4):582-605.
  3. ^ Bird, Judith (1998). Indonesia in 1997: The tinderbox year. Asian Survey 38(2):168-176
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8233344.stm
  5. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/06/26/quake-rattles-tasikmalaya-felt-jakarta.html
  6. ^ http://news.detik.com/read/2012/05/20/195334/1920328/10/gempa-5-sr-guncang-tasikmalaya?9911012
  7. ^ Connected with Bandung Ring Road 2