Bandung is capital of West Java province of Indonesia. The city in ancient times known as Parijs van Java. Because on the highlands, Bandung known as the cool air area, specially at the north part. This reason makes Bandung becomes one of tourist destination and attraction spot. Plenty numbers of public universities and many private colleges as well, it make Bandung known as one of student city in Indonesia.
Bandung is located at the coordinates 107° E and 6° 55' South Latitude. Broad of the city is 16,767 hectares. The geographic of the city is in the central part of the province of West Java. By doing so, it has a strategic value to surrounding areas.
Cities city lies at an altitude of ± 768 meter above sea level. The area north of the city of Bandung is higher than the south. The height of the area to the north is ± 1.050 meter above sea level, while the southern part is ± 675 above sea level. Bandung city is surrounded by mountains, which create a sort of basin city.
Bandung city is drained two major rivers Cikapundung and Citarum rivers and it tributaries, which generally flows to the south part and meet at Citarum river. Under these conditions, the south region is highly vulnerable for flooding.