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Tasikmalaya Municipality
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Location of Tasikmalaya in West Java
Location of Tasikmalaya in West Java
Location of Tasikmalaya in Indonesia

Coordinates: 7°20′S 108°12′E / 7.333°S 108.200°E / -7.333; 108.200Coordinates: 7°20′S 108°12′E / 7.333°S 108.200°E / -7.333; 108.200{{#coordinates:7|20|S|108|12|E|type:city(635424)_region:ID|| |primary |name=

Country Indonesia
Province West Java
 • Mayor Drs. H. Budi Budiman
 • Vice-Mayor Ir. H. Dede Sudrajat, M.P.
 • Total 184.38 km2 (71.19 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 635,424
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 0265

Tasikmalaya is a city in southeastern West Java, Indonesia, located between Bandung and Purwokerto on the southerly of the two major road routes across Java. It is also the administrative capital of a regency bearing the same name.

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 rest of the Regency) was 635,424 according to the 2010 Census. The city is sometimes dubbed "the City of a Thousand Pesantrens" for its abundance of Islamic religious schools.[1]

1996 riot

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.[2] The event was among the earliest of many riots with religion- and class-based undertones that occurred in Java during the late 1990s.[3]

Natural disasters

On 5 April 1982, the volcano of Gunung Galunggung erupted about 24 km from the city, causing major damage through lahar and ash projection, and forcing a temporary evacuation of the area.

On 2 September 2009 a magnitude 7 earthquake struck, destroying a number of buildings in the city and killing several people.[4]

On 26 June 2010, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Tasikmalaya at 4:45pm Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB). No injuries or destroyed buildings reported caused by this earthquake [5]

On 20 May 2012, a 5 magnitude earthquake struck. Earthquake happened at 07:37pm Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB). No injuries or destroyed buildings reported.[6]

Toll Road

A toll road is planned to be built at 2018 connected Tasikmalaya and Bandung Ring Road 2.[7]

Wiriadinata Airport

Wiriadinata Airport in Cibereum, is also called as Cibereum Airport, nowadays is a military airport, but in process to be a commercial airport too. It is predicted, its commercial permit will be got before end of March 2015. With 1,200 meters runway length, it can accommodate CN 295 airplane with 95 passengers.[8]

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  1. ^ "City of contrasts". 2004. The Straits Times February 27.
  2. ^ Collins, Elizabeth Fuller (2002). Indonesia: a violent culture? Asian Survey 42(4):582-605.
  3. ^ Bird, Judith (1998). Indonesia in 1997: The tinderbox year. Asian Survey 38(2):168-176
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  7. ^ Connected with Bandung Ring Road 2
  8. ^ "Seminggu Lagi Tasikmalaya Miliki Lanud Komersial". March 6, 2015.