Cimahi is a city located west of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia in the Bandung Metropolitan Area. The city is a major textile producer exporter, and is host to several military education facilities.It has an area of 48.42 km² and 482,763 people in 2005, with a density of 9,970 people/km². For 2007 the population was 518,985.Under the colonial Dutch East Indies government Cimahi was the location of one of the region's main military sites.
Cimahi, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Jakarta, between Bandung Regency and West Bandung Regency. Its elevation at its peaks up north in the Cimahi Utara Subdistrict, Cipageran Village is 1,040 metres above sea level with its lowest elevation 685 metres down south in the cimahi selatan sub district, melong village, cimahi average elevation was around 800 metres and is surrounded by up to 2,400 m (7,874 ft) high Late Tertiary and Quaternary volcanic terrain. The river flown throughout cimahi was Cimahi river with its average water debit 3830 liter/second.
Cimahi is situated in the north western part of 2,340.88 km² wide of the Bandung Basin; the basin comprises the Cimahi city, Bandung City, part of Bandung Regency, part of West Bandung Regency, and part of Sumedang Regency. The basin's main river is the Citarum; The Bandung Basin is an important source of water for drinking water, irrigation and fisheries, and its 6,147 million m³ of groundwater is a major reservoir for the Bandung Metropolitan Area.
Relevance with geological fact.Sangkuriang is a legend among Sundanese people, Indonesia. The legend tells about the creation of lake Bandung, Mount Tangkuban Parahu, Mount Burangrang and Mount Bukit Tunggul (Tagog Apu Area).Recent geological investigations indicate that the oldest lake deposits has been radiometrically dated as old as 125 thousand years. The lake ceased to exist at 16000 Before present (BP).
There had been two Plinian type of eruptions of ancient Mount Sunda dated respectively at 105000 and 55000-50000 BP. The second plinian eruption has caused ancient Gunung Sunda’s caldera to collapse and create mount Tangkuban Parahu, Mount Burangrang (Mount Sunda), and Mount Bukit Tunggul.
Taman Kupu-kupu or Butterfly Garden at Cihanjuang, Cimahi besides has butterfly breeding, has also rabbit breeding.