Bandung Metropolitan Area

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Bandung Metropolitan Area in West Java province, Urban cities in blue, Suburban Regencies in Red, 3 kecamatan in Sumedang Regency not shown.

Bandung Metropolitan Area (Indonesian: Wilayah Metropolitan Bandung or Bandung Raya) is the metropolitan area surrounds the city of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.[1] It is home to roughly 8½ million people in 2014. It is composed of regencies and cities used to be part of Central Priangan Residence during the Dutch administration era.

As widely anticipated and publicized, due to ongoing development in urban areas between Bandung and Kertajati International Airport & Patimban International Seaport,[2] West Java Provincial government & BAPPEDA prepared blueprint for new Bandung Metropolitan area with total area of over 5500 km2 & population of over 11 million people, including whole Sumedang Regency, parts of Subang Regency and Majalengka Regency bordering Cirebon Metropolitan Area.[3]

Location[edit]

It is located in a mountainous plateau region in the central-west portion of West Java province. It has the 2nd highest population of any metropolitan area in Indonesia. West Bandung Regency was carved out of Bandung Regency in 2007.

Western Java Urban Corridor[edit]

The metropolitan area lies less than 20 km from the eastern edge of the metropolitan area of Greater Jakarta ("Jabodetabek") near Cianjur city, and is adjacent (contiguous) with Jabodetabekjur-Cirangkarta definition for Jakarta's extended metropolitan area at its northern border with Purwakarta Regency. Beginning in Serang Regency of Banten Province, the urban corridor which Greater Bandung is a part of, is home to over 44 million people.

Definition[edit]

It is officially defined as covering Bandung Regency, West Bandung Regency (formerly part of Bandung Regency), and Sumedang Regency, together with the cities of Bandung and Cimahi.[1]

Administrative division Area (km²) 2005[4] Population 2010 Census[5] Population 2015 official estimate Population density (/km² 2015)
Bandung City 167.27 2,394,873 2,481,469 14,835
Cimahi City 39.27 541,177 586,580 14,937
Bandung Regency 1,767.96 3,178,543 3,534,114 1,999
West Bandung Regency* 1,305.77 1,510,284 1,629,423 1,248
Sumedang Regency* 112.00 264,342 264,342 2,359
Metropolitan Area 3,392.27 7,889,219 8,495,928 2,504

*Occasionally included. Sources: (Budan Pusat Statistik 2010, 2015 Census Indonesia)

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