Bekasi Regency

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Bekasi Regency
Kabupaten Bekasi
Other transcription(s)
 • Sundaneseᮊᮘᮥᮕᮒᮦᮔ᮪ ᮘᮨᮊᮞᮤ
Coat of arms of Bekasi Regency
Location within West Java
Location within West Java
Bekasi Regency is located in Java
Bekasi Regency
Bekasi Regency
Location in Java and Indonesia
Bekasi Regency is located in Indonesia
Bekasi Regency
Bekasi Regency
Bekasi Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°21′57″S 107°10′23″E / 6.3659°S 107.1730°E / -6.3659; 107.1730Coordinates: 6°21′57″S 107°10′23″E / 6.3659°S 107.1730°E / -6.3659; 107.1730
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Java
Regency seatCentral Cikarang
Government
 • Acting RegentDani Ramdan
Area
 • Total1,273.88 km2 (491.85 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (mid 2021 Estimate)
 • Total3,157,962
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 21
Websitebekasikab.go.id

Bekasi Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Bekasi) is a regency (kabupaten) of West Java Province, Indonesia. Its regency seat is in the district of Central Cikarang. It is bordered by Jakarta and by Bekasi City (which is a separate administration from the Regency) to the west, by Bogor Regency to the south, and by Karawang Regency to the east.

This highly urbanised area (largely suburban to Jakarta to its west) has an area of 1,273.88 km2 (491.85 sq mi) and contained 2,630,401 people at the 2010 Census[2] and 3,113,017 at the 2020 Census,[3] with an average density of 2,443.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,329/sq mi). The official estimate as at mid 2021 was 3,157,962.[4] The earliest evidence of the existence of Bekasi dates from the 5th century according to the Tugu inscription, which describes the name of two rivers that run through the city, i.e. Candrabhaga and Gomati and one of those rivers, i.e. Candrabhaga is the origin of the name Bekasi where the name Candrabhaga evolved into Bhagasasi due to the Sanskrit word candra which means moon evolved into Old Javanese word ‘sasi’ which also means moon and then the name Bhagasasi was misspelled as Bhagasi and then Dutch colonial government also misspelled the name Bhagasi as Bacassie and finally it became Bekasi.

History[edit]

During the colonial era, Bekasi was dominated by particuliere landerijen ('private domains'; Indonesian: tanah partikelir) which came under the rule of Landheeren (landlords).[5] The landlords could impose taxation (cuke), tribute (upeti) and force labor (rodi) on the inhabitants of their private estates.[6]

Among the most powerful gentry families in Bekasi was the Khouw family of Tamboen (Indonesian: keluarga Khouw van Tamboen).[7] They ruled their extensive landholdings from their country house, landhuis Tamboen (now Gedung Juang Tambun).

Administrative districts[edit]

Bekasi Regency administration building

Bekasi Regency is divided into 23 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[2] and the 2020 Census,[8] and as at the official estimate for mid 2021.[9] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (desa and kelurahan) in each district, and its post code.

District Area
in
km2
Population
2010
Census
Population
2020
Census
Population
2021
Estimate
Number
of
villages
Post
code
Setu 62.16 111,670 173,656 180,460 11 17320
Serang Baru 63.80 103,587 149,527 154,270 8 17330
Cibarusah 50.39 74,587 94,802 96,612 7 17340
Bojongmangu 60.06 25,033 27,821 27,986 6 17350
-17356
Cikarang Pusat
(Central Cikarang)
47.60 56,756 67,336 68,166 6 17531
Cikarang Selatan
(South Cikarang)
51.74 143,030 161,534 162,746 7 17532
Cikarang Timur
(East Cikarang)
51.31 91,326 106,478 107,608 8 17533
Cikarang Utara
(North Cikarang)
43.30 230,563 228,937 230,645 11 17534
Cikarang Barat
(West Cikarang)
53.69 211,578 205,333 205,372 11 17530
Cibitung 45.30 195,566 242,557 246,602 7 17520
Tambun Selatan
(South Tambun)
43.10 417,008 431,038 430,565 10 17510
Tambun Utara
(North Tambun)
34.42 137,099 194,405 200,225 8 17511
Babelan 63.60 209,564 270,050 275,572 9 17610
Tarumajaya 54.63 109,296 132,756 134,698 8 17211
-17218
Muara Gembong 140.09 35,503 40,321 40,646 6 17730
Sukawangi 67.19 43,119 49,649 50,115 7 17620
Cabangbungin 49.70 47,844 55,488 56,048 8 17720
Pebayuran 96.34 92,821 102,285 102,808 13 17710
Sukakarya 42.40 42,468 52,016 52,819 7 17630
Tambelang 37.91 35,376 40,862 41,258 7 17621
Sukatani 37.52 70,299 93,491 95,694 7 17631
Karangbahagia 46.10 90,654 123,238 126,411 8 17535
Kedungwaringin 31.53 55,654 69,437 70,636 7 17540

List of companies[edit]

Cikarang Pusat (Central Cikarang) District[edit]

Cibitung District[edit]

Jababeka[edit]

EJIP[edit]

  • Omron
  • MEI ( Matsumoto Electronic Indonesia )
  • Haier
  • Musashi
  • AISIN

BIIE[edit]

  • LG Innotek Indonesia
  • Enkei
  • Sanoh

Newton Techno Park[edit]

  • Guna Era
  • Fata Metal
  • Matahari Alka
  • PPA (Priuk Perkasa Abadi)
  • Takita

Toll Road Access[edit]

KM Toll Road Toll Gate Destination
21 Jakarta–Cikampek Toll Road Tambun Tambun, Mustika Jaya, Setu
24 Cibitung Cibitung, Industrial Complex
31 Cikarang Barat Cikarang, Industrial Complex, Lemahabang
34 Cibatu Cibatu, Jayamukti, Industrial Complex
37 Cikarang Timur Cikarang, Pasirranji, Sukamahi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  5. ^ Tanah sumber nilai hidup (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Kanisius. 2004. ISBN 9789792109542.
  6. ^ Anderson, Benedict (2006). Java in a Time of Revolution: Occupation and Resistance, 1944–1946. Equinox Publishing. ISBN 9789793780146.
  7. ^ Tokoh-tokoh etnis Tionghoa di Indonesia (in Indonesian). Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. 2008. ISBN 9789799101259.
  8. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  9. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.