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West Java
West Java
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GOVERNMENT

• MAYOR Idris Abdul Shomad

• VICE MAYOR Pradi Supriatna

AREA

• TOTAL 200.29 km2 (77.33 sq mi)

ELEVATION 50–140 m (164–459 ft)

POPULATION (2014)

• TOTAL 1,869,681

• RANK 8th, Indonesia
Indonesia

• DENSITY 9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)

TIME ZONE Indonesia
Indonesia
Western Time ( UTC+7 )

POSTCODES 164xx, 165xx

AREA CODE (+62) 21/251

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WEBSITE www.depok.go.id

DEPOK is a city in West Java
West Java
province, Indonesia
Indonesia
on the southern border of Jakarta
Jakarta
SCR in the Jabodetabek metropolitan region. The "de" in Jabo_de_tabek refers to Depok, while Depok
Depok
word is an acronym of _DE EERSTE PROTESTANTS ONDERDAAN KERK_ (Indonesian : _Organisasi Kristen Protestan Pertama_, English : First Protestant Christian Organization). There is also a saying that the word "depok" itself comes from Sundanese language meaning hermitage or abode of one living in seclusion.

It has an area of 200.29 km2 and at the 2014 Census had a population of 1,869,681 people, with a density of 8,746 people/km2.

The city is divided into eleven districts (_kecamatan_). The seat of the regency is located at Depok
Depok
Jaya .

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Administrative

* 2.1 Districts * 2.2 Mayors

* 3 Commerce

* 3.1 Toll Road Access

* 4 Education * 5 Transportation * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

On 18 May 1696, a former VOC officer Cornelis Chastelein bought the land with an area of 12.44 km2, 6.2% the area of today's Depok. Besides cultivating the area with industrial plants with the help of the locals, Chastelein was active as a missionary, preaching Christianity
Christianity
to the indigenous Indonesians. To this end, he established a local congregation named DE EERSTE PROTESTANTE ORGANISATIE VAN CHRISTENEN (DEPOC). Although the Sundanese name Depok, meaning hermitage or abode of one living in seclusion, was already in existence before the establishment of the congregation, some insist the acronym might have been the origin of the city's name. Today majority of Depok's population are adherent to Islam
Islam
, except for the majority of the original Depok
Depok
family.

Before his death on June 28, 1714, Chastelein had written a will that freed the slave families of Depok
Depok
and gave them pieces of his land, converting slaves into landlords . In 1714, the 12 slave families became landlords (forever as given to them with entitlement deeds of the owner Chastelien in his will) and freed men, women, and children. The freed slaves are also referred to as the Mardijker\'s - the word Merdeka meaning freedom in Bahasa Indonesia. June 28 is designated as Depokse Daag ( Depok
Depok
Day) by the original Depok
Depok
family, and on June 28, 2014, 300 years of commemoration, they formally opened a 3-meter height monument on its own land, but it was prohibited by the Government as it referred to Dutch colonialization.

The 12 original Depok
Depok
family names are:

* Bacas * Isakh * Jacob * Jonathans * Joseph * Laurens * Leander * Loen * Sadokh * Samuel * Soedira * Tholense

The original slave families of Depok
Depok
are of Balinese , Ambonese, Buginese, Sundanese and Portuguese Indo , i.e., Mestizo and Mardijker descent. Isakh, Jacob, Jonathans, Joseph, and Samuel were family names baptized by Chastelein after the slave families converted to Protestant Christianity. The other families retained their original names and might have been (Roman Catholic) Christian already before joining Chastelein's Protestant church. Descendants of the original Depok
Depok
families with the exception of the Sadokh family, still live either in Indonesia
Indonesia
or the Netherlands.

In 1871, the colonial government gave Depok
Depok
a special status allowing the area to form its own government and president. The ruling no longer stood after 1952, where the Depok
Depok
presidency ceded its control of Depok
Depok
to the Indonesian government except for a few areas.

During the Bersiap (Indonesian civil war and war for independence from The Netherlands) period of 1945 much of Depok
Depok
was destroyed and many of its inhabitants killed by 'Pemuda'. Many of the original Depok
Depok
families fled for their lives from Indonesia
Indonesia
during the Indonesian revolution and now live in the Netherlands as part of the Indo community there.

In March 1982, Depok
Depok
was reclassified as an administrative city within Bogor Regency and, in 1999, as a city headed by a mayor. Then on 20 April 1999, the city of Depok
Depok
was unified with some neighbouring districts of Bogor Regency to form an autonomous city of Depok (independent of the Regency) with an area of 200.29 km2. This date is commemorated as a date of the establishment of the city.

ADMINISTRATIVE

DISTRICTS

Depok
Depok
is divided into eleven districts (_kecamatan_), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.

NAME Population Census 2010

Sawangan 123,571

Bojongsari 99,735

Pancoran Mas 210,514

Cipayung 127,917

Sukma Jaya 232,308

Cilodong 125,014

Cimanggis 241,979

Tapos 216,215

Beji 165,903

Limo 87,953

Cinere 107,461

MAYORS

* Moch. Rukasah Suradimadja (1982–1984) * I. Tamdjid (1984–1988) * Abdul Wachyan (1988–1991) * Moch Masduki (1991–1992) * Sofyan Safari Hamim (1992–1996) * Badrul Kamal (1997–2005) * Nur Mahmudi Ismail (2005–2010) * Nur Mahmudi Ismail (2010–2015) * Idris Abdul Somad (2015-now)

COMMERCE

Depok
Depok
has a growing eclectic collection of malls and traditional markets. Older malls or other notable shopping centers include Mall Depok, Depok
Depok
Plaza, and SixtyOne Building, and Depok
Depok
ITC.

Depok
Depok
has many local restaurants and is home to international chains such as

* McDonald\'s , * A">

There are several new shopping centers in Depok:

* ITC Depok
Depok
(anchor tenant: Carrefour
Carrefour
) * Depok
Depok
Town Square — commonly referred to as DeTos (anchor tenant: Matahari ) and Hypermall * Margo City (anchor tenants: Centro, Giant , Electronic City ) * D'mall (anchor tenant: Electronic Solution ) * Depok
Depok
Town Center * Plaza Depok * Cinere Mall * Cimanggis Mall

Traditional markets include Pasar Depok
Depok
Baru, Pasar Depok
Depok
Lama (short: Pasar Lama), Pasar Kemiri (originally expanded to facilitate the move of Pasar Lama traders), Pasar PAL, Pasar Agung, Pasar Musi, Pasar Majapahit.

Depok
Depok
has several major bookstores including a Gramedia and Toko Gunung Agung and a large collection of small roadside bookstores.

TOLL ROAD ACCESS

KM TOLL ROAD DESTINATION

13 Jagorawi Toll Road Cibubur , Cikeas , Cileungsi , Jonggol

16 Cinere- Jagorawi Toll Road , Cisalak, Depok

28 Jakarta
Jakarta
Outer Ring Road Pasar Minggu , Lenteng Agung, Depok

EDUCATION

The following universities are in Depok:

* University of Indonesia * Universitas Gunadarma * Politeknik Tugu * Jakarta
Jakarta
State Polytechnic * Bina Sarana Informatika

Depok
Depok
has several private language schools, namely EF English First, International Language Programs (ILP), Lembaga Indonesia
Indonesia
Amerika (LIA) and The British Institute (TBI),Lembaga Pendidikan Amerika Indonesia (LPIA) and several other smaller establishments. These are all along Margonda Raya and Cinere Raya, the main road through Depok.

TRANSPORTATION

Depok
Depok
Railway station

Public car transportation (_angkot_) is the major means of transportation in Depok. Depok
Depok
is connected to Jakarta
Jakarta
by KRL Jabodetabek commuter train, Trans Jakarta
Jakarta
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* ^ _A_ _B_ The Forgotten Bule Depok * ^ _A_ _B_ Depok: Perdebatan Sebuah Nama * ^ Sundanese English dictionary * ^ Profil Daerah Jawa Barat Archived December 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ Hidayat, Rachmat (September 6, 2014). "Tugu Chastelein Dilarang Berdiri di Depok". * ^ _A_ _B_ _