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Bandung Capital of West Java province, Indonesia. Founded in 1810, Bandung was the administrative centre of the Dutch East Indies, and is now the third largest city in Indonesia. A centre for Sundanese culture, the non-aligned movement of less-developed nations met here in 1955. Industries: canning, chemicals, quinine and textiles. Pop. (2000) 2,142,000.