Brief History of Karawang Regency

Brief History of Karawang Regency

Brief History of Karawang Regency

Brief History of Karawang Regency

       Around the XV Century AD, Islam entered Karawang brought by the great ulema of Sheikh Hasanudin bin Yusup Idofi from Champa who was known as Sheikh Quro. At that time the Karawang area was still largely wilderness and swampy. (Also read : History of Pontianak City)

       The existence of the Karawang area which had been known since the Pajajaran Kingdom centered in the Bogor Region, because Karawang at that time was a very important traffic lane to connect the Kingdom of Pakuan Pajajaran with Galuh Pakuan which was centered in the Ciamis Region.

       The total area of ​​Karawang regency at that time was not the same as the area of ​​Karawang regency at present. At that time the area of ​​Karawang Regency consisted of Bekasi, Purwakarta, Subang and Karawang itself.

       After the Pajajaran Kingdom collapsed in 1579 AD, in 1580 AD the Sumedanglarang Kingdom was established as the successor to the Pajajaran Kingdom with its King Prabu Geusan Ulun. The Islamic Kingdom of Sumedanglarang, the seat of government in Dayeuhluhur, was in charge of Sumedang, Galuh, Limbangan, Sukakerta and Karawang. read more