Indramayu

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Indramayu
Lambang Kabupaten Indramayu.png
Motto: REMAJA (Religius, Maju, Mandiri dan Sejahtera)
Indramayu is located in Indonesia
Indramayu
Indramayu
Location of Indramayu in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°20′S 108°19′E / 6.333°S 108.317°E / -6.333; 108.317Coordinates: 6°20′S 108°19′E / 6.333°S 108.317°E / -6.333; 108.317
Country  Indonesia
Province  West Java
Regency Indramayu Regency
Government
 • Camat Drs. Sugeng Heryanto, M.Si
Area[1]
 • Total 48.206 km2 (18.612 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 111,009
  [2]
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 0234
Website http://www.indramayukab.go.id

Indramayu is the capital of Indramayu Regency in the West Java province of Indonesia, and located in the north coastal area of West Java, east from Jakarta, north-east from the city of Bandung, and north-west of the city of Cirebon. Indramayu is situated below sea level, which means that it is risky if there is high tide in stormy conditions. The town is only protected by some dunes and barrages at the seaside.

The climate is quite dry. The rainfall is quite variable, with a precipitation of 2,571 mm in 2014 but half that in 2012[3] and 745 mm in 2016[1], partly due to the climate phenomena El Nino and La Nina.

The number of (registered) citizens of Indramayu Regency is about 1,600,000, but in the town itself just over 100,000 people reside. The estimated land area of the town of Indramayu is 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi). The local population near the shore subside on fishing. Furthermore, kapok, cloves, citrus and other fruits are cultivated. Indramayu is famous for the special sweet mangosteens and is also known as one of mango producers in West Java. Indramayu was known as Indonesia's main rice supplier in the early 1980s to late 1990s.

Crude oil is found in the Indramayu area. Pertamina, the state's oil company, have operated a refinery just outside the town since 1994[4].

That aside, because of an overall lack of industry and jobs, there is migration to other parts of Indonesia. In 2015, the unemployment in the town is 11.85% compared to a national average of 6.3% in 2016. Agriculture, trades, and services are the largest employers which altogether employed 73% of the workforce. The majority of "agricultural" workers are either rice farmers or fishermen, which employs about 5,000 workers each[1].

98.8%[1] of the inhabitants are adherents of Islam, with the others being Protestant or Catholic Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and Confucians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kecamatan Indramayu dalam Angka" (PDF). Badan Pusat Statistik Kabupaten Indramayu. Indonesian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jumlah Penduduk Menurut Jenis Kelamin di Kabupaten Indramayu, 2013-2015". Badan Pusat Statistik Kabupaten Indramayu. Indonesian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jumlah Hari dan Curah Hujan di Kabupaten Indramayu, 2012-2014". Badan Pusat Statistik Kabupaten Indramayu. Indonesian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Pertamina - Unit Pengolahan VI - Balongan". Pertamina. Pertamina. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 

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