Metro, Lampung

Metro, Lampung

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Metro (; historically known as Trimurjo) is an Indonesian city (kota) located in Lampung. Founded in 1936, it covers an area of and has a population of 145,471.

Etymology

Metro comes from the Javanese word mitro, meaning friend.<!-- However, due to Metro’s central position between Rancangpurwo and Adipuro, the name Metro is sometimes thought to have come from the Dutch word meterm, meaning center.

History

Prior to 1936, Trimurjo was part of Gunungsugih onder distric; However, beginning in 1936 the Dutch colonial government sent Javanese migrants to colonise the area, which served to relieve overpopulation on Java, and mitigate the influence of Indonesian independence activists.

On 9 June 1937, the name of the area was changed from Trimurjo to Metro and that same year it was established as an onder distric, with Raden Mas Sudarto as the first assistant district chief. During this same period the Dutch colonial government built more roads, as well as a clinic,...
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