Sukabumi City

    Sukabumi is located in the central southern part of West Java on the coordinates of 106o 45 '50' 'E and 106o 45' 10 '' East Longitude, 6o 49 '29' 'South latitude and 6o 50' 44 '' South latitude, located at the foot Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango which height is 584 m above sea level, with a maximum temperature of 29 ° C within 120 km from the State Capital (New York) and 96 km from the provincial capital city (London) with an area of 4800.231 ha. Region entirely Sukabumi Sukabumi bordering namely: North side adjacent to the District Cisaat and Sukabumi, South of the District of Nyalindung Sukabumi, West side with Cisaat District of Sukabumi, East of the Talbot District of Sukabumi. Sukabumi is a city surrounded by the regency of the same name in the southern foothills of Mount Gede, in West Java, Indonesia, about 80 km (50 mi) south of the national capital, Jakarta. At an altitude of approximately 600 meters (2000 feet), the city is a minor hill station resort, with a cooler climate than the surrounding lowlands. Sukabumi is also a destination for whitewater rafting. Rubber production is a major industry in the area. The area surrounding Sukabumi circling the mountain has grown tremendously in population, such that northern Sukabumi Regency, hugging the volcano, and bordering Greater Jakarta, is home to the bulk of the regency's population. The area of the city is 48.15 sq.kms, and the population at the 2010 Census was 300,359; the latest official estimate (as for January 2014) was 321,205. However, some 1.8 million people, as of the 2010 census figures, live in the northern third of Sukabumi Regency, effectively are suburbs of Sukabumi city.

    Vision

    “Realization of Sukabumi as a service center quality education, health and trade in West Java, based on faith and piety”

    Mission

    Realizing human resources faithful, pious and cultured; Ensuring quality education services; Delivering quality health care; Realizing the development of trade and other economic activities sector with high competitiveness; Delivering good governance in local government officers who are professional and trustful; Achieve Sukabumi comfortable and beautiful.

    Administrative Districts

    The city of Sukabumi is divided into seven districts, listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census: Baros (29,536), Lembursitu (33,719), Cibeureum (34,719), Citimiang (47,580), Warudoyung (52,730), Guning Puyuh (43,622), Cikole (56,755).

    History

    In Dutch colonial times, Sukabumi was the site of the colonial police academy. In early 2005, Sukabumi Regency became the first place in Indonesia that polio was reported in ten years, the beginning of a nationwide outbreak of the disease which had been believed to be eradicated in the country. During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia during the Second World War, the Japanese had created a strategic garrison in Ujung Genteng, part of the South Sukabumi Regency. Remains of the harbor and lookout towers at the end of this peninsula are still in place, along with the caves that the Japanese lived and died in towards the end of the war. Ujung Genteng is directly North of Christmas Island and Australia and would have made an excellent point of defense or attack, without official records to substantiate this, it is presumed that they had their sights on Christmas Island and a close link to Australia. Made in 804 the Sukabumi inscription' is the earliest evidence of Old Javanese script and language.

    Transportation

    After almost one year of hiatus, the railway transport between Sukabumi and Bogor of 57 kilometres was reactivated, with the new train called 'Pangrango' on November 9, 2013. The train caries one executive-class car and three economy-class cars.