Welcome to Bogor Hotel & Information
Bogor is a city in West Java with a population of approximately 866,000 people in the central business district (CBD) area and 2,000,000 in suburban area, bringing a total of 3 million population. It was the capital of Indonesia during the British occupation under Stamford Raffles and was used as the capital by the Dutch during the dry season, then known as Buitenzorg (possibly meaning "beyond worry", but it could also refer to "country side" (buiten) and "care" (zorg), like in "buitenhuis", meaning country house).
Bogor has a presidential palace, a deer park and a botanical garden in the town centre. It is known as a major center for agricultural and forestry research and hosts the Bogor Institute of Agriculture. Bogor is on a main road from Jakarta to Bandung, over the Puncak pass. To the south of the city are large tea plantations. During colonial times the Bogor area developed as a centre for plantations. Apart from the tea (Mount Mas), there were coffee plantations at nearby Sukabumi and later vast rubber plantations that stretched from Bogor as far as Citereup and Bukit Sentul.
The suburban area of Bogor is part of the Bogor Regency, while the urban is the Bogor City. Currently Bogor bears the nickname "the Rain City" (Kota Hujan), because of frequent rain showers. It nearly always rains even during the dry season. The rain in Bogor is somewhat regular. One can expect a rain shower, for example, between noon and one o'clock on a given day.