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Bogor (Indonesia)
Coordinates 6 ° 36 ′  S , 106 ° 48 ′  E Coordinates: 6 ° 36 ′  S , 106 ° 48 ′  E
coat of arms
coat of arms
Basic data
Country Indonesia

Geographical unit

province Jawa Barat
height 290 m
surface 118.5 km²
Residents 949,066 (2010)
density 8009  Ew. / km²
founding 1482
Post Code 16100-16169
Telephone code 0251
mayor Diani Budiarto
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View over the city to the Gunung Salak
View over the city to the Gunung Salak
Bogor (Indonesia)
Bogor on the map of Indonesia

Bogor is a city in Jawa Barat (West Java) in Indonesia with just under one million inhabitants. It is located about 60 km south of Jakarta at 290 m above sea level. d. M. and is surrounded by mountains. Together with Jakarta, Tangerang and Bekasi , Bogor is gradually growing together to form a uniform settlement area, which under the acronym " Jabodetabek " is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the world.

Bogor is the rainiest city in Java. Even in the dry season, heavy rainfall must be expected from the afternoon onwards, which can last into the night. On average, Bogor is hit by 320 thunderstorms per year. The city is therefore nicknamed "Kota Hujan" (rainy city).

In the colonial times , the Dutch used Bogor as a summer residence from 1745; they gave the place the nickname "Buitenzorg" (carefree). During the time of British rule over Indonesia (1811 to 1816) Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles used Bogor as his country residence.

Bogor is known for its world-famous botanical garden, the " Kebun Raya Bogor ".

Transport links

From the north, Bogor is connected to Jakarta via the Jagorawi toll road. From the southeast, Bogor is connected to Bandung via the Puncak Pass and from the south to Sukabumi via a country road .

There is a train connection from Jakarta via Bogor and Bandung to Yogyakarta .


The majority of the population is Muslim with just over 700 mosques, but there is also a centrally located Buddhist / Confucian temple and a total of 13 Buddhist and Confucian temples, 27 Protestant churches, 9 Hindu temples and 8 Roman Catholic temples. Bogor is the seat of the Bogor diocese . The principle of the PancaSila is evident in this diversity .


Water lily pond in the botanical garden

The 87 hectare botanical garden is probably Bogor's most famous attraction. The park, which opened on May 18, 1817, was created on the initiative of the German botanist Kaspar Georg Karl Reinwardt and houses a collection of 6000 plant species, including over 200 palm and 883 orchid species. The titan arum ( Amorphophallus titanum ), an arum plant with an inflorescence over two meters high, deserves special mention .

Adjacent is the Istana Bogor , a palace used by the Indonesian President, which was built in 1744.

Some historic buildings from the colonial times have survived. The Taman Safari zoo is located at the Puncak Pass.


Town twinning

sons and daughters of the town


  • José Levelink, Amanda Mawdsley, Theo Rijnberg: Four walks. Bogor Botanical Garden (“Four guided walks”). PT. Bogorindo Botanicus, Bogor 1996, ISBN 979-95078-3-9 (translated by Ingrid Wipplinger and Brigitta Zambra-Wagner).

Web links

Commons : Bogor  - collection of images, videos and audio files
 Wikinews: Bogor  - on the news