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West Java province

West Java (Jawa Barat or Jabar) with a population of around 41.48 million (2007), is the most populous province of Indonesia, located on Java Island. It is slightly larger in area than densely populated Taiwan, but nearly double the population. Its capital city is Bandung.

Cities and towns in West Java Province

Kuningan is a city and regency in eastern West Java, Indonesia, between Cirebon and Tasikmalaya, about 200 km east of Jakarta. The area is near Mount Cereme/Ciremai (3.078 m), the highest mountain in West Java. The mountain is located in the western part of the region. The eastern part is a valley. The city's landmark is a horse, called Kuda Kuningan and its motto is Kuningan Aman Sehat Rindang Indah or in short ust Kuningan ASRI.

The Linggarjati Museum represent the diorama of the agreement process between the Netherlands and Indonesia and commemorates the historical landmark of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. Kuningan is located at the eastern foothills of Gunung Ceremai ('Mount Ceremai'), which is the highest mountain in West Java.

From Jakarta to Kuningan the way takes you through Cikampek and Cirebon; from Cirebon to Kuningan it is thirty-five kilometers. The Kuningan Regency covers an area of about 1,091 square kilometers with latitude between approximately 450 and 650 meters above sea level. Most of the land is hilly with cool air and there are also rivers and brooks in the region. There is lovely natural scenery and the pleasantly cool air mountain has a temperature of between 15 and 26 Celsius.
The Kuningan Regency has as its emblem a stallion, which symbolizes dynamic, constructive, and creative as well as vigorous society of Kuningan, which established and crushed tyranny.
To reach the tourism attractions of the Kuningan Regency, there is Public transportation available at the bus terminal in town. From Jakarta to Kuningan via Cirebon you can go by train or car, but if go via Bandung you can only use a car.

Location map of Kuningan

Last revised on December 05, 2009
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