ALL ABOUT WEST JAVA


WEST JAVA PROVINCE IN NATIONAL CONSTELLATION

West Java is a province with the largest population in Indonesia with 45,340,800 people
and has very rich potentials of tourism and culture.

AS THE CENTRE OF MANUFACTURE INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES AND NATIONAL STRATEGY

HAS A NATIONAL PARK, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK AND NATURE CONSERVATION

NEXT TO THE CAPITAL CITY OF INDONESIA

West Java is bordered by Java Sea at the north, Central Java at the east, Indian Ocean at the south, and Banten province and Jakarta at the west.

HAS THREE NATIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRES

West Java also has three national activity centres at provincial level.

HAS A COMPLEX GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

Mountainous area encompassing the middle and south province, while the lowland is located at the north area.

HAS NATIONAL VITAL INSTALLATION

in Education, Research and Development, and Defense; some of which are of international standard.

NATIONAL CONTRIBUTION OF WEST JAVA

14.33%

Contribution to National Gross Domestic Product

60%

Contribution to Gross Domestic Product in Manufacturing Industry Sector

34.46%

Contribution of West Java Foreign Direct Investment towards National FDI

17.76%

National Rice Producer

Export Commodities Producer

(USA 18.4%, Japan 12.52%)

CONTRIBUTION OF WEST JAVA TO THE CAPITAL CITY OF INDONESIA

Water Supplier

Groceries Supplier

Land and infrastructure support Provider

VISION AND MISSION

VISION OF THE WEST JAVA PROVINCE IN PERIOD 2013-2018

" ADVANCED AND PROSPEROUS WEST JAVA FOR ALL "

MISSIONS

Building a smart and competitive society

Building a robust and equitable economy

Improving government’s performance, apparatus, professionalism and encouraging the increase of public participations

Creating a comfortable condition and Sustainable Strategic Infrastructure development in West Java

Improving social life, art and culture, youth’s role and sport activities, and tourism development in the frame of local wisdom

SEVEN EXCELLENT FIELDS AS CHARACTERISTIC OF WEST JAVA TO BE THE MOST ADVANCED PROVINCE IN INDONESIA IN 2025

High Quality Governance (beyond the expectation), Accountable and Knowledge-based

Reliable infrastructure and balanced environment management for sustainable development.

Smart, Productive and Competitive Society.

Reliable Agricultural and Maritime Management .

New and renewable energy as well as water resource management

Manufacturing industries, service industries, and creative industries.

Local Culture Development and becoming a world tourism destination.

THE HISTORY OF WEST JAVA

  • TARUMANEGARA KINGDOM

    In 5th century, West Java was a part of Tarumanegara Kingdom which Royal Relic inscriptions of the Kingdom can be found scattered throughout the region. There are seven inscriptions written in Wengi letters (used in Palawa India period) and Sanskrit in which most of them tell about the Kings of Tarumanegara.

  • SUNDA / PADJADJARAN KINGDOM

    After Tarumanegara Kingdom collapsed, the authority in the west of Java Island from Ujung Kulon to Serayu River was continued by Sunda Kingdom. One of the royal inscriptions from Sunda Kingdom was Kebon Kopi II inscription of year 932. The capital city of Sunda Kingdom was in Pakuan Padjadjaran (which is now called Bogor).

  • THE SULTANATE OF CIREBON

    In 16th century, Demak Sultanate became an economic and political competitor of Sunda Kingdom. Cerbon Harbour (which is now known as Cirebon) was liberated from Sunda Kingdom because of the influence of Demak Sultanate. This harbour then grew to be Cirebon Sultanate that stood on its own (separating itself from Sunda Kingdom). Then, Banten harbour was also liberated to Cirebon Sultanate and became Banten Sultanate.

  • Through VOC, The Netherland started to enter Jayakarta.

  • The Authority of VOC – The Netherland became more dominant in West Java.

  • Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East Indies) formed West Java province. The formation was the implementation of Bestuurshervormingwet in 1922, which separated Dutch East Indies into units of provinces.

  • West Java became part of The Republic of Indonesia.

  • THE ANNIVERSARY OF WEST JAVA PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

    Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence (PPKI) council proclaimed West Java as one of eight provinces in Indonesia. Then, through law No. 26 of 2010 on the Anniversary of the Government of West Java Province, set 19th August as the anniversary of the Government of West Java Province

  • West Java became Pasundan State, one of the states in the Unitary State of The Republic of Indonesia

  • West Java re-joined The Republic of Indonesia

GOVERNORS OF WEST JAVA

1945 - 1945

Mas Sutardjo Kertohadikusumo

1945 - 1950

1945 - 1945

Datuk Djamin

1946 - 1946

Murdjani

1946 - 1948

R. Mas Sewaka

1948 - 1950

Ukar Bratakusumah

1950 - 1993

1950 - 1956

R. Mas Sewaka

1951 - 1956

Sanusi Hardjadinata

1956 - 1959

Ipik Gandamana

1960 - 1970

Mashudi

1970 - 1974

Solihin GP

1975 - 1985

Aang Kunaefi

1985 - 1993

Yogie Suardi Memet

1993 - 2013

1993 - 13 June 2003

HR. Nuriana

13 June 2003 - 13 June 2008

Danny Setiawan

13 June 2008 - 13 June 2013

Ahmad Heryawan

13 June 2013 - Petahana

Ahmad Heryawan