Regency of Bandung / Prov. Jawa Barat

District (Regency) of Bandung was founded in 1641. Located on Jawa, Provinsi Jawa Barat.

District Bandung


* Foto District Bandung in the past: link

* Foto sultans and kings, today on Jawa: link
* Foto keratons (palaces) on Jawa: link
* Foto Batavia (Jakarta) in the past: link

* Foto Jawa in the past: link
* Attack of Batavia by Sultan Agung, 1628/1628: link
* Foto Diponegoro – war, 1825: link

* Foto old sites on Jawa: link


History of Regency Bandung

Bandung Regency was founded by the Sultan Agung of Mataram, on the 9th of Muharram in the year Alif or the same as Saturday, 20 April 1641 AD. Its first (bupati) regent was Tumenggung Wiraangunangun (1641-1681 AD).

The official name of the city during the colonial Dutch East Indies period was Bandoeng. The earliest reference to the area dates back to 1488, although archaeological findings suggest a type of Homo erectus species had long previously lived on the banks of the Cikapundung River and around the old lake of Bandung.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) established plantations in the Bandung area. In 1786, a supply road connecting Batavia (now Jakarta), Bogor, Cianjur, Bandung, Sumedang and Cirebon was constructed. In 1809, Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor and conqueror of much of Europe including the Netherlands and its colonies, ordered the Dutch Indies Governor H.W. Daendels to improve the defensive systems of Java to protect against the British in India. Daendels built a road, stretching approximately 1,000 km (620 mi) from the west to the east coast of Java, passing through Bandung.
In 1810, the road was laid down in Bandung and was named De Groote Postweg (or the ‘Great Post Road’), the present-day location of Jalan Asia-Afrika. Under Daendels’ orders, R. A. Wiranatakusumah II, the Chief Administrator of the Bandung regency at that time, moved the office from Krapyak, in the south, to a place near a pair of holy city wells (sumur Bandung), the present-day site of the city square (alun-alun). He built his dalem (palace), masjid agung (the grand mosque) and pendopo (public-official meeting place) in the classical Sundanese orientation, with the pendopo facing Tangkuban Perahu mountain, which was believed to have a mystical ambience.

Raden Adipati Wiranata Koesoemah IV, bupati of Bandung (1846-1874)


List of Bupati

1678 Bandung state founded.

1794 – 1829: Adipati Wiranatakusuma II
1829 – 1846: Adipati Wiranatakusuma III
1846 – 1874: Adipati Wiranatakusuma IV
1874 – 1893: Adipati Kusumadilaga
1893 – 1920: Adipati Aria Martanagara
1920 – 1931: Adipati Aria Wiranatakusuma V (1st time)
1931 – 1935: T. Hasan Sumadipradja
1935 – 1945: Adipati Aria Wiranatakusuma V (2nd time)
1945 – 1947: T.E. Suriaputra
1948 – 1956: Tumenggung Muharram Wiranatakusuma VI
1956 – 1957: Apandi Wiradiputra.

–  Source: link

Bupati of Bandung Raden Adipati Aria Wiranatakoesoema with wife


Old maps of Jawa

For old maps of Jawa (1598,  1612, 1614, 1650, 1660, 1800-an, abad ke-18, 1840) klik here

Jawa,  1650


Source (english)

– History of Bandung: Wiki


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