Bekasi Regency
Kabupaten Bekasi
Other transcription(s)
Flag of Bekasi Regency
Coat of arms of Bekasi Regency
Motto(s): 
Swatantra Wibawa Mukti
(Self-reliant, prestigious, prosperous)
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; 107.1730
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Java
Regency seatCentral Cikarang
Government
 • Acting RegentDani Ramdan
 • Vice RegentVacant
Area
 • Total1,273.88 km2 (491.85 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (mid 2022 Estimate)
 • Total3,214,791
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/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 2022 was 3,214,791.[1] These figures exclude the area and population of the separate City of Bekasi (with 2,590,257 population in mid 2022), which lies between the Regency and Jakarta, and has been independent of the Regency since 16 December 1996.

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

During the colonial era, Bekasi was dominated by particuliere landerijen ('private domains'; tanah partikelir) which came under the rule of Landheeren (landlords).[4] The landlords could impose taxation (cuke), tribute (upeti) and force labor (rodi) on the inhabitants of their private estates.[5]

Among the most powerful gentry families in Bekasi was the Khouw family of Tamboen (keluarga Khouw van Tamboen).[6] They ruled their extensive landholdings from their country house, landhuis Tamboen (now Gedung Juang Tambun).

Administrative districts

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,[3] together with the official estimates for mid 2022.[1] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the number of administrative villages in each district (totalling 179 rural desa and 8 urban kelurahan), and their post codes.

Kode
Wilayah
Name of
District
(kecamatan)
Area
in
km2
Pop'n
2010
Census
Pop'n
2020
Census
Pop'n
mid 2022
Estimate
Admin
centre
No.
of
villages
Post
code(s)
32.16.18 Setu 62.16 111,670 173,656 188,163 Lubangbuaya 11 17320
32.16.21 Serang Baru 63.80 103,587 149,527 159,700 Sukasari 8 17330
32.16.22 Cibarusah 50.39 74,587 94,802 98,789 Cibarusakota 7 17340
32.16.23 Bojongmangu 60.06 25,033 27,821 28,247 Bojongmangu 6 17350
- 17356
32.16.20 Cikarang Pusat
(Central Cikarang)
47.60 56,756 67,336 69,238 Sukamahi 6 17531
32.16.19 Cikarang Selatan
(South Cikarang)
51.74 143,030 161,534 164,521 Sukadami 7 17532
32.16.11 Cikarang Timur
(East Cikarang)
51.31 91,326 106,478 109,117 Jatibaru 8 (a) 17533
32.16.09 Cikarang Utara
(North Cikarang)
43.30 230,563 228,937 233,150 Cikarangkota 11 17534
32.16.08 Cikarang Barat
(West Cikarang)
53.69 211,578 205,333 206,105 Telaga Asih 11 (b) 17530
32.16.07 Cibitung 45.30 195,566 242,557 251,562 Wanasari 7 (c) 17520
32.16.06 Tambun Selatan
(South Tambun)
43.10 417,008 431,038 431,547 Tambun 10 (d) 17510
32.16.05 Tambun Utara
(North Tambun)
34.42 137,099 194,405 206,916 Sriamur 8 17511
32.16.02 Babelan 63.60 209,564 270,050 282,156 Babelankota 9 (e) 17610
32.16.01 Tarumajaya 54.63 109,296 132,756 137,129 Pantai Makmur 8 (f) 17211
- 17218
32.16.17 Muara Gembong 140.09 35,503 40,321 41,111 Pantai Mekar 6 17730
32.16.03 Sukawangi 67.19 43,119 49,649 50,757 Sukawangi 7 17620
32.16.16 Cabangbungin 49.70 47,844 55,488 56,805 Lenggahjaya 8 17720
32l16l13 Pebayuran 96.34 92,821 102,285 103,682 Kertasari 13 (g) 17710
32.16.14 Sukakarya 42.40 42,468 52,016 53,816 Sukakarya 7 17630
32.16.04 Tambelang 37.91 35,376 40,862 41,799 Sukarapih 7 17621
32.16.15 Sukatani 37.52 70,299 93,491 98,280 Sukamulya 7 17631
32.16.10 Karangbahagia 46.10 90,654 123,238 130,103 Karangbahagia 8 17535
32.16.12 Kedungwaringin 31.53 55,654 69,437 72,098 Kedungwaringin 7 17540
Totals 1,273.88 2,630,401 3,113,017 3,214,791 187

Notes: (a) includes the kelurahan of Sertajaya. (b) includes the kelurahan of Telaga Asih. (c) includes the kelurahan of Wanasari.
(d) includes the kelurahan of Jatimulya. (e) includes the two kelurahan of Bahagia and Kebalen. (f) includes the kelurahan of Setia Asih.
(g) includes the kelurahan of Kertasari.

List of companies

Cikarang Pusat (Central Cikarang) District

Cibitung District

Jababeka

EJIP

BIIE

Newton Techno Park

Toll Road Access

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

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2023, Kabupaten Bekasi Dalam Angka 2023 (Katalog-BPS 1102001.3216)
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Tanah sumber nilai hidup (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Kanisius. 2004. ISBN 9789792109542.
  5. ^ Anderson, Benedict (2006). Java in a Time of Revolution: Occupation and Resistance, 1944–1946. Equinox Publishing. ISBN 9789793780146.
  6. ^ Tokoh-tokoh etnis Tionghoa di Indonesia (in Indonesian). Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. 2008. ISBN 9789799101259.