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Small Town Series: Indonesia


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Here is another installment of the Small Town series. Today's country is Indonesia. All of these small towns have 50,000 inhabitants or less. I will be covering 4 different towns in today's post. I have included as much as I can about each small town.

Population numbers come from worldpopulationreview.com

 

Dompu- 49,000 inhabitants

Dompu is a town and the administrative centre of the Dompu Regency, located in the eastern part of the island of Sumbawa, in central Indonesia's province of West Nusa Tenggara. It is the third largest town on the island of Sumbawa. It is connected by provincial road to Bima and Sape. The town is divided into 16 communities (kelurahan).

 

Gombong-32,000 inhabitants

Gombong is a town in Kebumen Regency, in the southern part of Central Java, a province in Indonesia. The total land area is 19.48 km². Local people speak Banyumasan, a dialect of Javanese. In 1964, construction of the Catholic Church of St. Michael Parish was completed. In 1996,the Wonokriyo market was built, becoming the biggest one in the region. A few dinosaur statues are located around the city: at the entrance of Fort Van der Wijck, at Tirta Manggala Swimming Pools and at Sempor Reservoir. Not far from the city, the prayer house Geraja Ayam, also known as the chicken church, is built. Fort Van der Wijck, which was built in the early 19th century by General Johannes Van den Bosch, is located in the northern part of the city. The military compound served to train soldiers for later service in the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army. Suharto, the second President of Indonesia, began his service here on 1 June 1940 prior to the Japanese occupation). The fort was used by the Indonesian Armed Forces until 2000. Since then the compound has been developed as a recreational site. Gombong consists of 14 villages (kelurahan or desa).

 

Labuhan Lombok- 10,000 inhabitants

Labuhan Lombok is a town in eastern Lombok, Indonesia. True to the name, which means "Port of Lombok", it's best known as the port for ferries to the neighboring island of Sumbawa. The town is also called Tanjung Kayangan.

 

Munduk-6,200 inhabitants

Archaeological evidence suggests there was a developed community in the Munduk region between the 10th and 14th centuries. When the Dutch took control of north Bali in the 1890s, they experimented with commercial crops, establishing plantations for coffee, vanilla, cloves and cocoa. The simple village of Munduk is one of Bali's most appealing mountain retreats. It has a cool misty ambiance set among lush hillsides covered with jungle, rice fields, fruit trees and pretty much anything else that grows on the island. Waterfalls tumble off precipices by the dozen. There are hikes and treks galore and a number of really nice places to stay, from old Dutch colonial summer homes to retreats where you can plunge full-on into local culture. Many people come for a day and stay for a week.

 

Here we have another set of small towns, while I only did 4 this time, there was not enough information for any others. Have an awesome day :)

 

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