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City in Westward Java, Republic of indonesia



City of Bekasi

Kota Bekasi
Other transcription(s)
 • Sundanese ᮘᮨᮊᮞᮤ

From top, left to right:
Bekasi regency assistants edifice, Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, aerial view of Pekayon Metropolis, Bekasi railway station, Bekasi Mall at night

Flag of Bekasi

Coat of arms of Bekasi

Motto(due south):

Kota Patriot

(Urban center of the patriots)
Bekasi Maju, Sejahtera dan Ihsan
(For the Developed, Prosperous, and Expert Bekasi people)

Location within West Java

Location within West Java

Bekasi City is located in Java

Bekasi City

Bekasi Urban center

Location in Java

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Bekasi City is located in Indonesia

Bekasi City

Bekasi City

Location in Indonesia

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half dozen°fourteen′06″S


6.2349°S 106.9923°E
-six.2349; 106.9923




6.2349°S 106.9923°Eastward
-6.2349; 106.9923

State Indonesia
Province West Coffee
 • Acting Mayor Tri Adhianto Tjahyono
 • Total 210.49 km2
(81.27 sq mi)
Peak eleven–81 m (36–265 ft)

(mid 2021 official approximate)

 • Full ii,564,940
 • Density 12,186/kmtwo
(31,560/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Expanse code (+62) 21
License plate B
HDI Increase
0.815 (Very Loftier)

(Indonesian pronunciation:
[ˈbəkasi], Sundanese:

) is a city in West Java, Indonesia, located on the eastern border of Dki jakarta.the city of planet Bekasi is his nickname.It serves as a commuter city within the Jakarta metropolitan area. Co-ordinate to the 2020 Census past Statistics Republic of indonesia (BPS), Bekasi had 2,543,676 inhabitants.[2]
The official estimate for mid 2021 was 2,564,940.[3]
It lies within the largest metropolitan area in Indonesia (Jabodetabek). The urban center is bordered past Bekasi Regency to the north and the east, Bogor Regency and Depok to the southward, and East Jakarta to the due west.

Bekasi is ane of the oldest cities in Republic of indonesia, and has a history of being the capital metropolis of the Kingdom of Tarumanagara. At that time, the proper noun of Bekasi was
Dayeuh Sundasembawa
Jayagiri. The earliest show of its beingness dates from the fifth century according to the Tugu inscription, which describes the name of 2 rivers that run through the city, i.e. Candrabhaga and Gomati and one of those rivers, i.e.
is the origin of the proper noun Bekasi where the proper name Candrabhaga evolved into Bhagasasi due to the Sanskrit give-and-take candra which means moon evolved into Old Sundanese give-and-take ‘sasi’ which likewise means moon so the name Bhagasasi was misspelled as Bhagasi and and then Dutch colonial government also misspelled the name Bhagasi equally Bacassie and finally it became Bekasi.[four]
During the Dutch East Indies period, Bekasi was a role of Batavia residency. As a dormitory city, many middle grade satellite areas take been adult in Bekasi,[5]
consummate with their own shopping malls, schools, hospitals, guild houses, h2o park, and shuttle bus services to cardinal Jakarta. The large number of multinational companies has evidently attracted many expatriates (mainly Japanese and Korean) to settle in Bekasi.[vi]



Bekasi has already grown to get one of the centre of growth in Jabodetabek. The urban center accounts for 2.11% of full national GDP.[vii]
Recently, many foreigners (mostly Korean, Japanese, and Chinese) have set up their business to take advantage of its dynamism and heave its economy. Bekasi’s economy was mainly based on service and manufacturing.



Bekasi is one of the nearly promising property markets in Jabodetabek besides Due south Tangerang, and several loftier-value developments have transformed its property market. Many of country’due south large property developers are building apartments, hotels, and shopping malls in the city. In recent years, some residences take adult along the Jatiwarna/Jatibening — E Bekasi toll highway, further to Cibatu in Bekasi Regency. These include Harapan Indah, Summarecon Bekasi, Kemang Pratama and Grand Milky way Urban center.

Prime business and commercial centres are situated in the western role of city. There are some financial centres, restaurants, and shopping centres forth Jalan Ahmad Yani, Jalan Sudirman, Jalan K.H. Noer Alie, and Harapan Indah Boulevard. The largest shopping center is Thousand Metropolitan with over 125,000 mtwo
(1,350,000 sq ft) of flooring space.[eight]
Other shopping centres include Metropolitan Mall, Summarecon Mal Bekasi, Mal Ciputra Cibubur, Mega Bekasi Hypermall, 1000 Milky way Park, Grand Mall, Blu Plaza, BTC Mall, GP Mall, Bekasi Cyber Park, Plaza Pondok Gede, and Lagoon Avenue. Many hotels developed in Bekasi, such as Santika, Horison, Harris, Aston Imperial, Amaris, Amaroossa and Melody Hotel.



Bekasi commercial centers

The development of large scale residential areas and industrial parks in Bekasi has been induced by infrastructure development, especially roads, highways and railways.

Road and highway


Bekasi is connected past the Trans-Java Price Road, the main road across Java. There are three expressways connections from the Jabodetabek urban area: the Djakarta–Cikampek Price Road, which has three exits in Bekasi; the Jakarta Outer Ring Road, which provides admission to Tangerang, Jakarta and Bogor; and the new Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu Toll Route. In 2019, Djakarta-Cikampek elevated price road volition operate to ease traffic on the current toll road between Cikunir and West Karawang with a total length of 36.four kilometres.[9]
Owing to its location as a satellite city of Dki jakarta, heavy rush hr traffic jams have become mutual on the roads between East Djakarta and Bekasi.

KM Toll Road Cost Gate Destination
08 Djakarta–Cikampek Price Road Jatibening Jatibening, Jatiwaringin, Cikunir
12 Bekasi Barat Kayuringin, Pekayon, Summarecon Bekasi, Harapan Baru
16 Bekasi Timur Margahayu, Bulak Kapal, Bantar Gebang
37 Jakarta Outer Ring Route Jatiwarna Jatiwarna, Kranggan, Pondok Gede
41 Jatiasih Jatiasih, Cikunir, Jatimekar
47 Kalimalang Kranji, Jakasampurna, Bintara Jaya
49 Bintara Bintara, Bintara Jaya, Harapan Baru (culling road)
13 Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu Cost Road Jakasampurna Jakasampurna, Jakasetia, Thousand Galaxy City



The regime is currently amalgam a double track railway connecting Manggarai to Cikarang, which would be finished effectually 2020.[10]
Abreast a double track railway, the regime also edifice a 17.9 km light rail transit line connecting East Bekasi-Cawang-Dukuh Atas across Greater Jakarta.[11]



At present, rapid transit in Bekasi beyond Greater Jakarta consists of a commuter rail KRL Commuterline and a bus rapid transit TransJakarta.

KRL Commuterline’s Blue Line serves from either Bekasi, Bekasi Timur or Kranji to Dki jakarta Kota (via Pasar Senen/Manggarai) and Cikarang. Bekasi Station also serves intercity trains to cities across Java.

TransJakarta and the Transjabodetabek premium serves commuters from Harapan Indah, Summarecon Bekasi, Bulak Kapal, and Jatiwarna, every bit well as the feeder buses from Kemang Pratama and Grand Galaxy City to Djakarta city center. The Trans Patriot operates a route within the metropolis. Damri shuttle bus service is bachelor from the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport to Kayuringin, Harapan Indah and Summarecon Bekasi. Taxis are widely available. The primary means of public transportation is by minibus, called
angkot. They serve certain routes throughout the city.

The main coach terminal is Terminal Bekasi, located in East Bekasi. The other terminals are Pondok Gede, Harapan Indah and Kayuringin.



The 2020 Demography of Bekasi’s population was 2,543,676. Bekasi is inhabited by many dissimilar ethnic groups, more often than not Sundanese, Betawi and Javanese descent. Sundanese are the largest minority likewise equally other minorities include Minangkabau, Bataks, and Chinese.

Most citizens in Bekasi adhere to Islam. Other religions include Christianity (Roman Catholicism and Protestantism), Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.



Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium

Bekasi was the home base of the football team PCB Persipasi.,[12]
with Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium every bit the habitation stadium of the club.[13]

Authoritative Districts


Bekasi City is divided into twelve districts (‘kecamatan’), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Demography[14]
and the 2020 Demography,[15]
together with the official estimates for mid 2021.[16]
The table as well includes the number of urban villages (kelurahan) within the commune, and its postal codes.

Commune Expanse

in km2
mid 2021
No. of
Post codes
Pondokgede 15.92 246,503 251,195 253,300 5 17411-17413
Jatisampurna xix.54 103,715 123,924 124,960 5 17432-17435
Pondokmelati 11.80 128,934 131,122 132,220 iv 17414, 17415, 17431
Jatiasih 24.27 198,444 247,362 249,430 half-dozen 17421-17426
Bantargebang 18.44 95,845 107,216 108,110 4 17151-17154
Mustikajaya 26.42 159,773 213,515 215,300 iv 17155-17158
Bekasi Timur
(East Bekasi)
14.63 247,357 257,025 259,170 4 17111-17113
Rawalumbu xvi.85 208,334 220,699 222,540 four 17114-17117
Bekasi Selatan

(South Bekasi)
16.06 203,654 210,805 212,570 5 17141-17148
Bekasi Barat

(West Bekasi)
14.93 272,557 281,681 284,040 5 17133-17145
Medan Satria 11.88 161,162 162,119 163,470 four 17131-17133, 17143
Bekasi Utara

(North Bekasi)
19.75 308,593 337,013 339,830 half dozen 17121-17125, 17142

210.49 ii,334,871 2,543,676 2,564,940 56



Bekasi has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) according to Köppen climate classification. The wettest calendar month (highest atmospheric precipitation) is January, with a precipitation full of 374.0 millimetres (14.72 in), while the driest month (lowest precipitation) is August, with a atmospheric precipitation total of 55.0 millimetres (ii.17 in). (as of 2020)

Climate data for Bekasi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct November Dec Twelvemonth
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
Boilerplate low °C (°F) 22.6
Average rainfall mm (inches) 374
(2.half dozen)
(two.half dozen)

In popular culture


  • Chairil Anwar’s poem
  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer’southward novel
    Di Tepi Kali Bekasi
    (1951) is set mainly in Bekasi.

People from Bekasi


Notable people from Bekasi include:

  • Adixi Lenzivio: football role player
  • Luitenant der Chinezen
    Khouw Tian Sek: landlord, patriarch of the Khouw family unit of Tamboen
  • Shella Devi Aulia: badminton player
  • South. K. Trimurti: government minister, Independence activist, writer and journalist
  • Tutty Alawiyah: regime government minister and women’southward rights advocate
  • Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja: badminton player
  • Rinov Rivaldy: badminton player
  • Zanadin Fariz: football player
  • Arapenta Poerba: football game player
  • Althaf Indie: football actor
  • Syahwal Ginting: football thespian



  1. ^

    Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

  2. ^

    Badan Pusat Statistik, Dki jakarta, 2021.

  3. ^

    Badan Pusat Statistik, Dki jakarta, 2022.

  4. ^ Sejarah Kota Bekasi

  5. ^ Pasar “Heart-up” Bekasi Menggiurkan, Rumah Harga Rp 800 Juta Paling Dicari!

  6. ^

    Peter J. Katzenstein, Takashi Shiraishi; Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism; 2006

  7. ^

    Jefriando, Maikel. “Ekonomi Jakarta Digabung Bekasi, Bogor, dan Tangerang Capai Rp 2.490 T”.

  8. ^ Mal Grand Metropolitan Bekasi Resmi Dibuka

  9. ^ 50 percent of Djakarta-Cikampek elevated toll route completed

  10. ^

    Economy in brief: Construction of Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane to finish by 2020

  11. ^ Bos Adhi Karya yakin Proyek LRT Bantu Kurangi Macet Jakarta

  12. ^

    “PCB Persipasi”,
    Wikipedia bahasa Indonesia, ensiklopedia bebas
    (in Indonesian), 2022-02-fifteen, retrieved

  13. ^

    Stadion Patriot Kembali Jadi Kandang Bhayangkara FC

  14. ^

    Biro Pusat Statistik, Djakarta, 2011.

  15. ^

    Jumlah Penduduk Hasil SP2020 (Jiwa), 2020

  16. ^

    Badan Pusat Statistik, Dki jakarta, 2022.

  17. ^

    “Climate: Bekasi”. Retrieved
    12 November

External links


  • Bekasi travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Bekasi local government website
    (in Indonesian)
  • Rumah Minimalis Depok
    (in Indonesian)
  • Rumah Minimalis Depok


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