West Java

province of Indonesia

West Java (Indonesian: Jawa Barat) is a province of Indonesia. It is in the western part of Java. Its capital city is Bandung. It is the native home of the Sundanese people.

West Java
Jawa Barat
Flag of West Java
Coat of arms of West Java
Pasundan  (Sundanese)
Land of the Sundanese
Gemah Ripah Répéh Rapih  (Sundanese)
Serene, prosperous, peaceful, and harmonious
Coordinates: 6°45′S 107°30′E / 6.750°S 107.500°E / -6.750; 107.500
Established19 August 1945
Re-established14 July 1950
 • BodyWest Java Provincial Government
 • GovernorRidwan Kamil
 • Vice GovernorUu Ruzhanul Ulum
 • LegislativeWest Java Regional People's Representative Council
 • Total35,377.76 km2 (13,659.43 sq mi)
 • Rank21st in Indonesia
Highest elevation3,078 m (10,098 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 (2020 Census)[2]
 • Total48,274,160
 • Rank1st in Indonesia
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
  • Rank2nd in Indonesia
 • Ethnic groups
 • Languages
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
ISO 3166 codeID-JB
HDI (2021) [3]Increase 0.725 (High)
HDI rank10th in Indonesia (2021)
GRP NominalIncrease$150.30 billion[4]
GDP PPP (2019)Increase$493.97 billion[4]
GDP rank3rd in Indonesia (2019)
Nominal per capitaUS$ 3,048 (2019)[4]
PPP per capitaUS$ 10,017 (2019)[4]
Per capita rank21st in Indonesia (2019)

West Java was one of the first provinces created after the independence of Indonesia. In 1966, the city of Jakarta was removed from the province. Jakarta became a special city. In 2000, the western part of the province was split. This became Banten province.

References change

  1. "BPS-Laci 3.0". laci.bps.go.id. Retrieved 2019-02-05.[permanent dead link]
  2. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. "Indeks Pembangunan Manusia (IPM) Jawa Barat tahun 2021 mencapai 72,45, meningkat 0,36 poin (0,50 persen) dibandingkan capaian tahun sebelumnya (72,09)" (visual). jabar.bps.go.id. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Indonesia". Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved 20 May 2020.