(; historically known as Trimurjo) is an Indonesian
) located in Lampung
. Founded in 1936, it covers an area of and has a population of 145,471.
Metro comes from the Javanese
, 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
, meaning center.
Prior to 1936, Trimurjo was part of Gunungsugih onder distric
; However, beginning in 1936 the Dutch colonial government
migrants to colonise the area, which served to relieve overpopulation
, and mitigate the influence of Indonesian independence
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,... Read More