Sukabumi Regency in West Java, facing the Indian Ocean.
Sukabumi Regency Indonesian: Kabupaten Sukabumi is a regency(kabupaten) of West Java Province, Indonesia. Pelabuhan Ratu (which lies on the coast of the bay of the same name, in the west of the regency) is its administrative capital. The city of Sukabumi is fully encircled by the regency, but is administratively separate from it.
The regency formerly covered an area of 4,145.70 sq.kms, and had a population of 2,341,409 at the 2010 Census. The bulk of the regency's population of 2,517,982 (in January 2014) lives in the north-eastern part of the regency that encircles Sukabumi City and Mount Gede. However, the regency has subsequently been divided in two, with the creation of the new North Sukabumi Regency.
Along the south coast here are several beaches such as Pasir Putih Beach (Muara Cipanarikan), Pangumbahan Beach (Turtle Beach), Cibuaya Beach and Ujunggenteng Beach. Batu Nunggul Beach is suitable for surfing with wave height approximately 3 meters in dry season, but only 1 meter height in rainy season.
The 120-meter Caweni Waterfall is located only 200 metres from Cidolog road, about 70 kilometres from Sukabumi and about 25 kilometres from Sagaranten District.
The Cikaso Waterfall (Ciniti Waterfall) is located in Jampang Kulon district, 1.5 hours drive (70 kilometres) from Sukabumi City. The waterfall height is 80 metres; it consists of 3 waterfalls, from left to right Asepan Waterfall, Meong Waterfall and Aki Waterfall.
Besides Ocean Fiesta every year on 5 April in Pelabuhan Ratu Beach, there is also Ngabungbang tradition in Cisukawayana River Estuary on every full moon of Maulud 14 of the month in early morning. Ngabungbang or holy bath togetherness is tradition since 175-205 BC when King Hyang Brahma ruling Medang Gali (Galuh) Kingdom and is continued by Prabu Siliwangi from Pajajaran Kingdom and then is continued until now.
Until 2014, Sukabumi Regency was divided into 47 districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census. These exclude the further seven districts which are within the city of Sukabumi (and thus administratively outside the regency).
However, with effect from 2 October 2014, the existing Regency has been split in two, with the creation of a new North Sukabumi Regency (Kabupaten Sukabumi Utara) comprising 23 of the above districts formerly within Sukabumi Regency.