In 5th century, West Java was a part of Tarumanegara Kingdom which Royal Relic inscriptions of the Kingdom can be found scattered throughout the region. There are seven inscriptions written in Wengi letters (used in Palawa India period) and Sanskrit in which most of them tell about the Kings of Tarumanegara.
SUNDA / PADJADJARAN KINGDOM
After Tarumanegara Kingdom collapsed, the authority in the west of Java Island from Ujung Kulon to Serayu River was continued by Sunda Kingdom. One of the royal inscriptions from Sunda Kingdom was Kebon Kopi II inscription of year 932. The capital city of Sunda Kingdom was in Pakuan Padjadjaran (which is now called Bogor).
THE SULTANATE OF CIREBON
In 16th century, Demak Sultanate became an economic and political competitor of Sunda Kingdom. Cerbon Harbour (which is now known as Cirebon) was liberated from Sunda Kingdom because of the influence of Demak Sultanate. This harbour then grew to be Cirebon Sultanate that stood on its own (separating itself from Sunda Kingdom). Then, Banten harbour was also liberated to Cirebon Sultanate and became Banten Sultanate.
Through VOC, The Netherland started to enter Jayakarta.
The Authority of VOC â€“ The Netherland became more dominant in West Java.
Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East Indies) formed West Java province. The formation was the implementation of Bestuurshervormingwet in 1922, which separated Dutch East Indies into units of provinces.
West Java became part of The Republic of Indonesia.
THE ANNIVERSARY OF WEST JAVA PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence (PPKI) council proclaimed West Java as one of eight provinces in Indonesia. Then, through law No. 26 of 2010 on the Anniversary of the Government of West Java Province, set 19th August as the anniversary of the Government of West Java Province
West Java became Pasundan State, one of the states in the Unitary State of The Republic of Indonesia
West Java re-joined The Republic of Indonesia
WEST JAVA PROVINCE IN NATIONAL CONSTELLATION
West Java is a province with the largest population in Indonesia with 45,340,800 people
and has very rich potentials of tourism and culture.
HAS A NATIONAL PARK, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK AND NATURE CONSERVATION
NEXT TO THE CAPITAL CITY OF INDONESIAWest Java is bordered by Java Sea at the north, Central Java at the east, Indian Ocean at the south, and Banten province and Jakarta at the west.
HAS THREE NATIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRESWest Java also has three national activity centres at provincial level.
HAS A COMPLEX GEOLOGICAL STRUCTUREMountainous area encompassing the middle and south province, while the lowland is located at the north area.
HAS NATIONAL VITAL INSTALLATIONin Education, Research and Development, and Defense; some of which are of international standard.
NATIONAL CONTRIBUTION OF WEST JAVA
Contribution to National Gross Domestic Product
Contribution to Gross Domestic Product in Manufacturing Industry Sector
Contribution of West Java Foreign Direct Investment towards National FDI
National Rice Producer
Export Commodities Producer
(USA 18.4%, Japan 12.52%)
CONTRIBUTION OF WEST JAVA TO THE CAPITAL CITY OF INDONESIA
Land and infrastructure support Provider
VISION AND MISSION
VISION OF THE WEST JAVA PROVINCE IN PERIOD 2013-2018
" ADVANCED AND PROSPEROUS WEST JAVA FOR ALL "
SEVEN EXCELLENT FIELDS AS CHARACTERISTIC OF WEST JAVA TO BE THE MOST ADVANCED PROVINCE IN INDONESIA IN 2025
SYMBOL AND MOTTOSymbol of West Java in general is an oval shield with a decorative ribbon, containing the motto of West Java that symbolizes self-preservation.
Rice symbolizes the staple food of West Java people. The rice string consists of 17 grains which symbolizes the Independence Day of The Republic of Indonesia. The Mountains below the rice and the cotton show that West Java is located in a mountainous areas. Kujang is a multipurpose tool which is believed to be a traditional Sundanese special weapon. There are five holes in one of the sides that represent five precepts of Pancasila (the five principles of Indonesia’s way of life). One-stalk cotton on the right emblematizes the fecundity of clothing, and the 8 flowers symbolize the proclamation month of The Republic of Indonesia. The river and the canal below the left mountain show arethe numerous amount of rivers and waterways in West Java found to be useful for agriculture. The patches below the right mountain symbolize that there are many rice fields and plantations in West Java. People in West Java commonly rely on the fertile land to be cultivated into agricultural land. Dam or dyke symbolizes activities in irrigation, one of the main concerns of West Java as an agricultural area.