Bandung City

bandung_1.jpgBandung is the capital of West Java province. The city is the fourth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, and Medan, according to Central Statistics Agency. The city is also the second largest metropolitan city in Indonesia after Jakarta. Bandung  also gave birth to many famous musicians, so the Bandung got the nickname City of Musicians. In ancient times it was known as the van Parijs Java (Dutch) or “Paris of Java” and had intended to be the capital of Dutch East Indies.

Geographical Location of Bandung which makes it a big city in a mountainous area a comfortable, cool air, complete with beautiful natural panorama thanks to the high plains and the mountains around it. In the mountainous areas around Bandung laid green carpet of tea plantations that covered nearly every foot of the mountain. The beauty of the city, its climate, beauty and hospitality Priangan fathers-fathers, creativity is also highly populated, making the image and Bandung has its own traditions. Therefore, no one if Berhiber aka Clean, Green, Flower arrangements become the slogan of the town in the Dutch colonial era never called Mooi Bandung (Bandung Indah) this.

Bandung situated at the coordinates 107 ° longitude and 6 ° 55 ‘latitude. Bandung Area is 16 767 hectares. The city is geographically located in the middle of the province of West Java, thus, as the provincial capital, Bandung has a strategic value to the surrounding areas. Bandung city is situated at an altitude of ± 768 m above sea level on average (mean sea level), with the northern areas are generally higher than in the south. Altitude in the north is ± 1050 MSL, while in the southern part is ± 675 MSL.

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