Cawang, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta

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Cawang is administrative village (kelurahan in Indonesian) at Kramat Jati subdistrict, East Jakarta. The border of Cawang are :

  • MT Haryono Street in the north
  • Ciliwung River in the west
  • General Sutoyo Street in the east
  • Kalibata Street and 14th Public Highschool (SMA 14) Street in the south

The zip code of this administrative village is 13630.


The name Cawang derived from the name of a Malay Lieutenant who served the Dutch, called Encik Awang. The name of Enci Awang eventually turned into Cawang. Awang was subordinate of Lieutenant Captain Encik Wan Abdul Bagus, who along with his team who lived in the area now known as Kampung Melayu, south of Jatinegara.[1]