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18 Facts About West Java
West Java was one of the first eight provinces of Indonesia formed following the country's independence proclamation and was later legally re-established on 14 July 1950.
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Meanwhile, the Sultanate of Demak in central West Java grew to an immediate threat against the Sunda kingdom.
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The Mataram Sultanate from central West Java seized the Priangan region, the southeastern part of the kingdom.
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West Java was officially declared as a province of Indonesia in 1950, referring to a statement from Staatblad number 378.
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Since the creation of West Bandung Regency in 2008, the Province of West Java has been subdivided into 9 cities and 17 regencies .
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The vast volcanic mountainous region of inland West Java is traditionally known as Parahyangan which means "The abode of hyangs ".
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The highest point of West Java is the stratovolcano Mount Cereme bordering Kuningan and Majalengka Regencies.
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Since the era of the Dutch East India Company, West Java has been known as a productive plantation area for coffee, tea, quinine, and many other cash crops.
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The mountainous region of West Java is a major producer of vegetables and decorative flowering plants.
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Since the 18th century, West Java was known as a productive plantation area and became integrated with global trade and economy.
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West Java is known as one of the earliest developed regions in the Indonesian archipelago.
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The northern area of West Java has become a major industrial area, with areas such as Bekasi, Cikarang and Karawang sprawling with factories and industries.
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West Java produces non-forest's crop which is potential enough to be developed as forestry work, such as silk, mushroom, pine, dammar, maleleuca, rattan, bamboo, and swallow bird's nest.
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West Java is the native homeland of Sundanese people which forms the largest ethnic group in West Java.
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West Java is one of the most popular destinations for higher education in Indonesia.
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