Tjirebon


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Cirebon

Cirebon (chēˌrĭbŏnˈ), formerly Tjirebon, port city, district, and seaport, N Java, Indonesia, on the Java Sea. Crops grown in the fertile coastal plain include sugar and rice. The city has diversified manufactures and is the seat of a private university. It was formerly the capital of a sultanate that was abolished after 1815. SW of Cirebon is the resort village of Linggajati, where in 1946 the short-lived Dutch-Indonesian agreement for the establishment of the United States of Indonesia under the Dutch crown was drafted. The name was also spelled Cheribon.
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Tjirebon

, Cheribon
a port in S central Indonesia, on N Java on the Java Sea: scene of the signing of the Tjirebon Agreement of Indonesian independence (1946) by the Netherlands. Pop.: 272 263 (2000)
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