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—  Muncipal City  —
Cibebek City
Cibebek Skyline in Saika Subdistrict
Nickname(s): Kamogawa, Kota Seratus Sungai, Kota Kamboja
Motto: Bersama Kita Bisa
Cibebek Location in Cibebek Province
Country Karasem
Province Cibebek
Metropolitan Area Greater Cibebek
Founded 1941
Municipality Office Cibebek Raya
 • Mayor Krisna Setiawan
 • Vice Mayor Eko Purnama
 • Muncipal City 409 km2 (160 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,750 km2 (1,100 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Muncipal City 4,295,980
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 11,271,420
 • Metro density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone Zona Waktu Karasem (UTC+7)

Cibebek City (formerly Kamogawa City (鴨川市 Kamogawa-Shi?) is the capital city of Cibebek Province, Karasem as well as the 2nd largest city on the country. Cibebek is the economic central in the Center Karasem as well as the national capital city region. Being a former capital later located next to Kota Baru, national capital, Cibebek grow from a fishing village during Malacca Sultanate into one of largest metropolitan area in Southeast Asia today.


Before 1940

Record from Malacca Sultanate shows that area around the western coastal area in Kasem Island was a fishing village in the mouth of Cibebek River called Waru (nearby modern day Tanjung Harapan). Later when Malacca fall, Kasem Island and several other island in western Karasem under the control of Kubu Anyar Sultanate. Under Kubu Anyar Sultanate, Waru settled by farmers from Cikulon Island turned into one of sultanate largest agriculture producers.

After Dutch East Indies vassalize Kubu Anyar Sultanate in 1855, the fertility of Kasem Island encourage Colonial Government to develop the island in order to produce profitable plantation products. Waves of migrations from West Java populates the island in 19th century and found the city of Pondok Daoen (Pondok Daun) in the north part of island. Kaarai Port which later turned into Cibebek founded in 1870 for logistic of island product. In 1890, Railway between Kaarai Port into Pondok Daun built and become the first railway to be build in Karasem. In 1920, Kaarai Port population is 80,000.

Japanese Occupation (1942-1945)

Imperial Japan capture the Kasem Island in 3 March 1942. After seizing the Eastern Malaya islands, Japanese form the Puppet State of Karasuma (烏丸共和国) with the capital in Kamogawa, where previously Kaarai Port located. Kamogawa was planned as the capital city of the entire Malaya region where Japanese able to control the movement of Allies forces flexibly due to its strategic maritime location. The presence of Oil in east of Kamogawa also enable Japanese to stock their shortage better.

Post Independence (1945-1963)

National Capital Region (1963-present)