About Tasikmalaya

Tasikmalaya is a city in southeastern West Java, Indonesia, located between Bandung and Purwokerto on the southerly of the two major road routes across Java. It is also the administrative capital of a regency bearing the same name.

The population of the city (excluding the rest of the Regency) was 635,424 according to the 2010 Census. The city is sometimes dubbed "the City of a Thousand Pesantrens" for its abundance of Islamic religious schools