Word’s history of Bandung
History of Bandung – “Bandung” derived from the word Dam “Bendung” which means sticked of river Citarum by lava Tangkuban Perahu Mountain and then forming a lake. According to the myth of the name “Bandung” was taken from a water’s vehicle consisting of two boats tied side by side. The boat is called a bandung boat used by the Regent of Bandung, R.A. Wiranatakusumah II at that time. The boat is used to sail on the Citarum river (Sunda Languange: Ci = Cai = Water = River) in search of a new district replacement place and replaces the old capital of Dayeuhkolot.
Until now the city of Bandung is the largest metropolitan city in West Java region which became the capital of West Java Province. Bandung city built With a very long grace period after Bandung regency stands first. Bandung Regency filled around the middle of the seventeenth century M, his first regent was tumenggung Wiraangunangun. He reigns Bandung regency until the year 1681.
History of Bandung
Initially Bandung Regency capitalized in Dayeuhkolot (Previously named Krapyak) About 11 km to the south from downtown Bandung now. Moments Bandung regency is led by the 6th bupati, namely R.A Wiranatakusumah II Dubbed the “Dalem Kaum I”, the power in the archipelago shifts from The Company to the Dutch Indies Government, with the first governor general Herman Willem Daendels.
In order to carry out his duties in Java, Daendels built the Post Road (Groote Postweg) from Anyer western part of West Java to Panarukan East end of east java (+/- 1000 km). The road construction Conducted by indigenous people led by regents of their respective regions.
In Bandung, Highway post began to be built in mid-1808. Improvement and widening of existing roads In Bandung area is done. Namely the highway of General Sudirman, Jalan Asia Afrika, Jalan A. Yani, Until Sumedang and so on. For the sake of the smooth construction of the highway, Daendels through his letter Asked the Regent of Bandung and Parakanmuncang Regent to move the capital The districts, each to Cikapundung and Tanjungsari areas, approached Highway Post.
Bandung In Indonesia
Apparently Daendels did not know, that before the letter came out, the regent of Bandung Already planning the transfer of the capital of Bandung regency. It even has Find a good and strategic place to be the center of government. The chosen spot is an empty field of forest. Located in The western edge of the Cikapundung River, the southern edge of the Post Highway Built.
Around the beginning of 1809, the Bupati and his people moved from Krapyak Approaching the new capital. At first the bupati lived in Cikalintu (area Cipaganti), Then move to Balubur Hilir, Then move again to Kampur Bogor (Kebon Kawung, on current Pakuan Building land).
Nothing to knowed detail of how long the city of Bandung was built. However, City bandung built not on the initiative Daendels, but on the initiative Regent of Bandung. Even the development of the city was directly led by the regent.