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Main road in Cianjur
Main road in Cianjur
Cianjur (Indonesia)
Location of Cianjur in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6.8786111°52′43″S 107°41′43″E / -7.75722, 107.69528
Province West Java
Country Indonesia
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Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Cianjur is a city in the West Java province of Indonesia, the capital of Cianjur Regency. Cianjur is located in the middle of the main road between Jakarta (120 km in the northwest) and Bandung (60 km to the east). The population is about 100,000[citation needed]. Because of its location, some of Cianjur's residents commute to work either in Bandung or in Jakarta.

Cianjur was founded in 1677, with the first head of the city being R.A Wiratanoe I, entitled Dalem Cikundul, as the descendant from the old Sundanese kingdom of Pajajaran.

The city mainly produces agricultural products, especially rice, and it has been known as the major source of rice production for the heavily populated Java island.