Bandung

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Bandung
City of Bandung
Kota Bandung
Other transcription(s)
 • SundaneseTemplate:Sund
Clockwise, from top: Gedung Sate, Grand Mosque of Bandung, Bandung at night, Pasupati Bridge, Merdeka Building
Clockwise, from top: Gedung Sate, Grand Mosque of Bandung, Bandung at night, Pasupati Bridge, Merdeka Building
Flag of Bandung
Flag
Coat of arms of Bandung
Coat of arms
Nicknames: 
Kota Kembang (City of Flowers)
Parijs van Java (Dutch) (Paris of Java)
Motto(s): 
Clean, Prosperous, Devout, Friendly
Location within West Java
Location within West Java
Bandung is located in Java
Bandung
Bandung
Location in Java and Indonesia
Bandung is located in Indonesia
Bandung
Bandung
Bandung (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°54′43″S 107°36′35″E / 6.9120°S 107.6097°E / -6.9120; 107.6097Coordinates: 6°54′43″S 107°36′35″E / 6.9120°S 107.6097°E / -6.9120; 107.6097
Country Indonesia
Province West Java
Founded25 September 1810[1]
Incorporated
(as gemeente)
1 April 1906[1]
Administrative division30 districts
153 urban villages
Government
 • BodyBandung City Government
 • MayorOded Muhammad Danial
Area
 • Total167.67 km2 (64.74 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,876.8 km2 (724.6 sq mi)
Elevation
768 m (2,520 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Rank3rd
 • Urban
2,575,478
 • Metro
8,201,928 (3rd)
DemonymsBandungite
Warga Bandung (id)
Urang Bandung (su)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groupsSundanese
Javanese
Chinese
Arab
Indian
 • Religion[2]Islam 91.70%
Protestantism 5.36%
Catholicism 1.95%
Buddhism 0.49%
Hinduism 0.09%
Confucianism 0.03% Others 0.02%
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postcodes
401xx, 402xx, 406xx
Area code(+62) 22
Registration plateD
HDIIncrease 0.801 (very high)
Largest district by areaGedebage – 9.58 square kilometres (3.70 sq mi)
Largest district by populationBabakan Ciparay (147,388 – 2015 est)
WebsiteOfficial Portal

Bandung is the capital city of West Java, Indonesia and one of the largest city in Indonesia. In 2015, Bandung is also the fourth most populous city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bekasi with 2,5 million inhabitants.[3] Bandung is found 140 km from Jakarta. Bandung known by some historical events, such as Bandung Conference (Asia-Africa Conference), a big meeting by a lot of country that voiced anti-colonialism spirit.[4] Bandung is known by its nickname "Kota Kembang" (City of Flowers), because there's so many beautiful trees and flowers that grow there. Beside that, Bandung is also known by Parijs van Java (Dutch: "The Paris of Java") name because its scenery beauty.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://disdik.jabarprov.go.id/news/461/asal-muasal-dan-sejarah-bandung
  2. Data Sensus Penduduk 2010 - Badan Pusat Statistik Republik Indonesia <http://sp2010.bps.go.id/index.php/site/tabel?tid=321&wid=3200000000&lang=id>
  3. "Indonesia: Provinces, Regencies, Cities, Districts, Communes, Settlements - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  4. Bandung revisited : the legacy of the 1955 Asian-African Conference for international order. Tan, See Seng, 1965-, Acharya, Amitav. Singapore: NUS Press. 2008. ISBN 978-9971-69-393-0. OCLC 191658776.CS1 maint: others (link)