It is officially termed the Preanger Regencies, of which there are five, covering the several administrative divisions.
Administratively they are further divided into residencies, divisions, regencies, districts, and dessas or villages.
For native justice there are courts in the districts and regencies; residents act as police judges; provincial councils have judicial powers, and there are councils of priests with powers in matrimonial disputes, questions of succession, &c.
The principal exports from all the regencies alike are black and white pepper, bamboo (rotan), gums, caoutchouc, copra, nutmegs, mace and gambir.
The government of the residency of Batavia differs from that of the other residencies in having no native regencies, the lands being privately owned.