Bandung

Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia. Based on the official mid-2020 estimate, it is Indonesia's fourth most populous city after Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bekasi with 2,510,103 inhabitants. Greater Bandung is the country's third-largest metropolitan area with over 8.5 million inhabitants. Located 768 metres above sea level, approximately 140 kilometres southeast of Jakarta, Bandung has cooler year-round temperatures than most other Indonesian cities. The city lies on a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains that provides a natural defence system, which was the primary reason for the Dutch East Indies government's plan to move the capital from Batavia to Bandung.


Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia. Based on the official mid-2020 estimate, it is Indonesia's fourth most populous city after Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bekasi with 2,510,103 inhabitants. Greater Bandung is the country's third-largest metropolitan area with over 8.5 million inhabitants. Located 768 metres above sea level, approximately 140 kilometres southeast of Jakarta, Bandung has cooler year-round temperatures than most other Indonesian cities. The city lies on a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains that provides a natural defence system, which was the primary reason for the Dutch East Indies government's plan to move the capital from Batavia to Bandung.
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