Java administrative divisions, 1867-1900


In 1867 Buitenzorg was absorbed into Batavia and Patjitan was absorbed into Madioen. When Bali and Lombok became a separate residency in 1882, Banjoewangi was re-absorbed into Besoeki. Until 1883, the island of Madoera, with the exception of a small area around Pamekasan, was indirectly ruled like Soerakarta and Jogjakarta. In that year, however, Soemenep was brought under Dutch rule; Bangkalan and Sampang followed in 1885.

Further reading

Gooszen, A.J., ‘Administrative division and redivision of Java and Madura, 1880-1942', Indonesia Circle 36 (1985), pp. 23-53.

Topografische residentiekaarten van Java. The Hague: Topografische Inrichting, 1869-1914. [MIKO B2].

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)


Year span

1867 - 1900