Pearl of the East Preanger
|Nickname(s): Delhi Van Java|
|Motto: "Kota Resik"|
Location of Tasikmalaya in West Java
|• Mayor||Drs. H. Budi Budiman|
|• Vice-Mayor||Ir. H. Dede Sudrajat, M.P.|
|• City||183.85 km2 (70.98 sq mi)|
|• Metro||729.4 km2 (281.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||351 m (1,151 ft)|
|• Density||3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
|Area code(s)||+62 265|
Tasikmalaya is a city in southeastern West Java, Indonesia, located between Bandung and Banjar in south of the two major road routes across Java. It was formerly the administrative capital of the Tasikmalaya Regency but since becoming a city independent of the Regency, a new capital has been provided within the residual Regency.
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 Tasikmalaya Regency, which surrounds the city to the west, south and east) was 635,464 according to the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at 2015) is 719,528. Its built-up (or metro) area made of Tasikmalaya City and 14 districts spread on Tasikmalaya and Ciamis regencies was home to 1,339,891 inhabitants as of 2010 census. The city is sometimes dubbed "the City of a Thousand Pesantrens" for its abundance of Islamic religious schools.
The Population of the City Tasikmalaya according to the census in the year 2005 was 579.671 people, and in 2010 increased to 635.464. For the latest data population of the city increased to 719.528 people in 2015.
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 Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Tasikmalaya at 4:45pm Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB). No injuries or destroyed buildings reported caused by this earthquake 
On 20 May 2012, a Magnitude 5 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 in 2018 connecting Tasikmalaya and Bandung's Ring Road 2.
Wiriadinata Airport in Cibeureum (also called Cibeureum Airport) nowadays is a military airport, but is in the process of becoming a commercial airport too. It was predicted that its commercial permit will be issued before the end of March 2015. With 1,200 meters runway length, it can accommodate CN 295 airplanes with 95 passengers.
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- Connected with Bandung Ring Road 2
- "Seminggu Lagi Tasikmalaya Miliki Lanud Komersial". March 6, 2015.
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