Depok Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Java West Nature Reserve with 0 Comments

Depok Nature Reserve


Longitude (DD) 106.84996794
Latitude (DD) -6.41895209
Designation Nature Reserve
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
Establishment Year 1913
IUCN Category V
Documented Total Area (ha) 6
GIS Total Area (ha) 1634

In 18 May 1696, a former VOC officer Cornelis Chastelein bought the land that forms today’s Depok. It is believed that, prior to his death, Cornelis has written a will that freed the slaves of Depok and gave them pieces of his land, therefore converting slaves into landlords.

In 1871, the Dutch government allowed Depok to form its own government and president. The ruling was no longer stood after 1952, where the Depok presidency ceded its control of Depok to the Indonesian government except for a few areas.

In March 1982 Depok was reclassified as an administrative city, and in 1999, as a city.




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