Cianjur, Cianjur Regency

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   Sundanese cianjur
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Cianjur (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°49′12″S107°8′27″E / 6.82000°S 107.14083°E / -6.82000; 107.14083 Coordinates: 6°49′12″S107°8′27″E / 6.82000°S 107.14083°E / -6.82000; 107.14083
Country Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Province West Java
Regency Cianjur Regency
  CamatTomtom Dani Gardiat
  SecretaryKuntjara Sobandi Sachri
  Total26.15 km2 (10.10 sq mi)
392 m (1,286 ft)
 (mid 2021 estimate) [2]
  Density6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (IWT)
Postal code
Area code (+62) 263
Villages 11
Website Official website
A logement (inn) in Cianjur in the early 1900s COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Logement in Tjiandjoen in Preanger TMnr 60022042.jpg
A logement (inn) in Cianjur in the early 1900s

Cianjur (Sundanese : ᮎᮤᮃᮔ᮪ᮏᮥᮁ) is a town and district in the West Java province of Indonesia, and is the capital of Cianjur Regency. The district of Cianjur is located along one of the main roads between Jakarta (120 km to the northwest) and Bandung (60 km to the east). The population was 158,125 at the 2010 Census and 173,265 at the 2020 Census; [1] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 174,587. [2] Because of its location, some of Cianjur's residents commute to work either in Bandung or in Jakarta.


The road on which Cianjur is located used to be the main (extremely busy) road from Jakarta to Bandung but was in effect replaced as the main road link between these two main cities when the Jakarta-Bandung tollroad was fully completed in 2005. However, due to its low traffic, Cianjur returned as one of the alternative routes for travellers from Jakarta and Bandung. [3] [4]


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Grand Mosque of Cianjur

Cianjur was founded in 1677, with the first head of the town being R. A. Wiratanudatar I, entitled Dalem Cikundul, as the descendant from the old Sundanese city of Pajajaran. [5]

By 2007 the city government asked female municipal employees to wear jilbab (hijab). It also placed road signs encouraging women to wear jilbab. [6]

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck offshore West Java on September 2, 2009, killing 21 people in Cianjur alone. [7]

Another 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred on November 21, 2022, killing 331 and injuring 7,729 others. [8] [9]

Administrative divisions

Cianjur district is divided into 11 administrative villages which are as follows: [1]


The district mainly produces home and micro Industrial products, especially leather, wood, precious metals, woven, pottery, fabrics, and foods. [1]


After being dormant for about 2 years, the train called Siliwangi between Sukabumi and Cianjur was reactivated on 8 February 2014. It is faster than the buses which are usually trapped in traffic jams, but the cost of a train ticket is double that of using buses. [10]

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Paddy fields in Mekarsari village


Cianjur has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with moderate rainfall from June to September and heavy rainfall from October to May.

Climate data for Cianjur
Average high °C (°F)28.1
Daily mean °C (°F)24.0
Average low °C (°F)20.0
Average rainfall mm (inches)283
Source: [11]

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