Location of Tasikmalaya in West Java
|• Mayor||Drs. H. Budi Budiman|
|• Vice-Mayor||Ir. H. Dede Sudrajat, M.P.|
|• Total||184.38 km2 (71.19 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
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.
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. The event was among the earliest of many riots with religion- and class-based undertones that occurred in Java during the late 1990s.
On 26 June 2010, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Tasikmalaya at 4:45pm Waktu Indonesia Barate (WIB). No injuries or destroyed buildings reported caused by this earthquake 
On 20 May 2012, a 5 magnitude earthquake struck. Earthquake happened at 07:37pm Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB). No injuries or destroyed buildings reported.
A toll road is planned to be built at 2018 connected Tasikmalaya and Bandung Ring Road 2.
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- Collins, Elizabeth Fuller (2002). Indonesia: a violent culture? Asian Survey 42(4):582-605.
- Bird, Judith (1998). Indonesia in 1997: The tinderbox year. Asian Survey 38(2):168-176
- Connected with Bandung Ring Road 2
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