Cikapundung River

The Cikapundung River divides the city of Bandung, in West Java, Indonesia. The river flows from its headwaters in Lembang on the northern edge of the city, to the south, where it empties into the Citarum River.[1]

Cikapundung River
The Cikapundung River at Taman Teras Cikapundung, Bandung
Physical characteristics
Confluence with the Citarum River
6.98374°S 107.62983°E / -6.98374; 107.62983
Length28 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River systemCitarum

The name Cikapundung is derived from the Sundanese language, and means river (ci, cai: water) and the name of a type of fruit: kapundung or kepundung (Baccaurea racemosa).[2]

Despite being one of the main sources of Bandung's water supply,[3] the river is classified as heavily polluted.[4] Domestic waste, including human waste and detergents, is the main source of pollution as more people are living along the river banks. Other sources of pollutants are industry agriculture and farming.[4]

See also


  1. "Drama and Dilemmas on the Banks of the Cikapundung River". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  2. Noormansyah, Irfan. "Batuk Cikapundung ~ ceritamatakata". Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  3. Sabar, Arwin (2006-01-01). "Prospek Kontribusi DAS Cikapundung Memenuhi Laju Permintaan Sumber Air Baku Metropolitan Bandung". MEDIA KOMUNIKASI TEKNIK SIPIL. 14 (2): 169–178. doi:10.12777/mkts.14.2.169-178. ISSN 0854-1809.
  4. "Indonesia: Clean rivers needed to promote water and food security". World Bank. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
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