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Overview of Pangandaran

Small, that’s the first impression when people set foot in Pangandaran. Indeed Pangandaran until now is still spared from noisy and noisy atmosphere, calm. The sky was still blue, it had not been smudged by black smoke from the factory Chimneys, as the night settled on the leaves of the trees, the atmosphere grew calmer.
The calm that is stored behind Pangandaran’s face is as if it is inappropriate if it is connected with its historical background. From some fairy tales, it can be seen that the area called Pangandaran has now begun to be crowded since the past. The proof, we can listen to some stories about Ronggeng Gunung, Natural attractions and attractions, including Pangandaran, Pangandaran, and Pangandaran.
Pangandaran Regency is one of the newly born regencies on October 25, 2012, when it is calculated, Pangandaran Regency is still a baby, in the east it is bordered by Central Java Province, in the north it is adjacent to its main district, Ciamis Regency, in the west bordering Tasikmalaya Regency. And south of the Indonesian Ocean.
The area of ​​Pangandaran district is divided into 10 sub-districts, the population of Pangandaran Regency is generally a livelihood as farmers, the rest are those who work in the fields of fisheries, livestock, fishermen, and crafts.

The fertility of Pangandaran Regency

as an agricultural area, is supported by many rivers that flow, including Citanduy, Cijulang, Ciputra Pinggan, and others.

The population of Pangandaran Regency consists of multi-ethnic groups, consisting of Sundanese, Javanese, Chinese, etc.

The fertility of Pangandaran Regency

Which is generally Islamic, and also has a new culture, from time to time, continue to grow and develop. Various facilities and facilities for life are increasing, for example, the educational institution is growing rapidly. Sports facilities as well, in addition to the hundreds of football fields, which should be noted that there are 2 racetrack fields, one of which is the national high-level horse racing field which will be used later in PON 2016, in Pangandaran Regency this sport is so entrenched.
At the time the regent of Tasikmalaya Regency was named Wiranatakusumah, the area of ​​Pangandaran Regency at that time belonged to the Tasikmalaya Regency, and in the early 20th century region which was now Pangandaran Regency from Sukapura Regency [Tasikmalaya] was handed over to Galuh District [Ciamis]
There are two names of Pangandaran which say from the word Food and Andar which means where to find food, there are also people say that the origin of the word Pang means the place where you are, which means to play and an is the end word because if in grammar there is the word affix and ending, so the name Pangandaran from Pangandar – an means that is a place, and you are ulin, and is the word end, which means a place of play. But if we study in Sundanese grammar that is right, it is a place of commemoration [place to tour / play]

Art that lives in Pangandaran Regency is not much different from other areas in Priangan, the art of buhun that lives to this day: Debus, Mandorek, Kuda Lumping, Rudat, Badud and others. Besides that in Pangandaran Regency there is a art that we can say as a distinctive feature of Pangandaran Regency, namely RONGGENG GUNUNG. Other groups or art associations that live in Pangandaran are: tayub dance, kecapi suling, degung, calung, reog, band, pencak silat, ronggeng amen, and others.
Pangandaran is one of the regencies that is very rich with natural objects, both containing historical, cultural and natural resources of flora and fauna. The tourism objects are: Tourism Village Village, Cave Donan, Karapyak Beach, Karang Nini, Putri Valley, Pangandaran Beach, Karang Tirta, Batu Hiu, Citumang, Gunung Tiga, Santirah, Sinjang lawang, Cukang taneuh, Batukaras, Madasari, Manggrove Educational Tours Bulak Setra and others.
Pangandaran Beach is not only in West Java. Always a target of recreation from various regions, During holidays, many students and students visit. Most visitors stay overnight, because it is not enough to enjoy a panoramic view of Pangandaran in just one day.

Pangandaran with its beaches and nature reserves is a tourist attraction that has 7 privileges: the beach is sloping, not muddy, the distance between tides and low tides is long enough, so that low tide can be used for various activities on the beach, the sea waves but no harm , there are no seaweed and jellyfish so the water does not cause itching, far from the river mouth so the water is clean from dirt, and Pangandaran beach is not a dangerous wood. And also can see the sunrise and sunset in one place.
From year to year, especially on holidays, the flow of tourists coming to Pangandaran increasingly large, so that Pangandaran feels narrow, it is expected that the Pangandaran people can play a more important role in providing adequate facilities, especially in providing accommodation for domestic and foreign tourists.

In 1918, peninsular land which was originally owned by the people was exchanged by the government – through the Forestry Service – to become a forest cover. Area of ​​525.25 hectares. Until 1960 was made as a Wildlife Sanctuary. Since 1961, the status has been changed to a Nature Reserve which is now managed by the Pangandaran Nature Protection Preservation Sub-Center based in Bogor.
Pananjung nature reserve, besides having beautiful beaches and mountainous nature, is also equipped with natural forest wealth, animals [bulls, deer, monkeys, various species of birds]. Other recreation places are cangkrungan marine parks, natural caves, caves of former Japanese Army defense during World War II, and stone screens.




Iwa Purwana Suganda

Indonesian Guides Association. [HPI] Local Working Group [LWG]

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