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Banten
Province
From left to right, top to bottom: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Great Mosque of Banten, Carita Beach, Tanjung Lesung, Ujung Kulon National Park, Sawarna Tourism Village, Port of Merak, Baduy People Villages
From left to right, top to bottom: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Great Mosque of Banten, Carita Beach, Tanjung Lesung, Ujung Kulon National Park, Sawarna Tourism Village, Port of Merak, Baduy People Villages
Flag of Banten
Flag
Official seal of Banten
Seal
Motto: Iman Taqwa
(Faith and Piety)
Location of Banten in Indonesia
Location of Banten in Indonesia
Country  Indonesia
Capital Lambang Kota Serang.jpg Serang
Largest city Lambang Kota Tangerang.png Tangerang
Established October 4, 2000
Area
 • Total 9,662.92 km2 (3,730.87 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 12,448,200
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 1,288.244/km2 (3,336.537/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups Bantenese (47%), Sundanese (23%), Javanese (12%), Betawi (10%), Chinese (5%)
 • Religion Islam (91.64%), Christian (4.4%), Buddhism (1.2%), Confucianism (0.03%), Hindu (0.05%)
 • Languages Indonesian (official)
Sundanese (lingua franca)
Javanese (regional)
Hakka
Betawi
Bantenese (native)
Baduy
Time zone Indonesia Western Time (UTC+7)
Postcodes 15xxx (Tangerang), 42xxx (non-Tangerang)
Area codes (62)25x (non-Tangerang), (62)21 (Tangerang)
ISO 3166 code ID-BT
Vehicle registration A (non-Tangerang), B (Tangerang)
GRP per capita US$ 3,114
GRP rank 14th
HDI Increase 0.703 (High)
HDI rank 8th
Police Polda Banten (non-Tangerang)
Polda Metro Jaya (Tangerang)
Largest city by area Serang - 266.71 square kilometres (102.98 sq mi)
Largest city by population Tangerang - (1,798,601 - 2010)
Largest regency by area Lebak Regency - 3,426.56 square kilometres (1,323.00 sq mi)
Largest regency by population Tangerang Regency - (2,781,428 - 2010)

Banten is a province of Indonesia. It is on the island of Java. The capital city is Serang. The population was 10.6 million during the 2010 census. The government reported the population to be 11,834,087 in 2014. Banten was part of the province of West Java. It became a separate province in 2000.

History

In the 5th century, Banten was part of the Kingdom of Tarumanagara. After Srivijaya attacked Tarumanagara, it became weaker. Then, the Kingdom of Sunda became more powerful in West Java. In the early 16th century, the port of Bantam (Banten) was an important port in the Kingdom of Sunda. In 1527, Javanese Muslims captured the port of Banten. Their leader was Sunan Gunungjati. They started the Sultanate of Banten.

Geography

Banten is near the Sunda Strait. This strait is important as a link bewteen Australia and New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Also, Banten is the link between Java and Sumatra.

Religion

Religion in Banten (2010 census)
religion percent
Islam
  
94.67%
Christianity
  
3.62%
Buddhism
  
1.23%
other, not stated or not asked
  
0.37%
Hinduism
  
0.08%
Confucianism
  
0.03%

List of Governors

Governors of Banten
Name Position Took office Left office Information
Hakamudin Djamal Acting Governor 2000 2002  
Djoko Munandar Governor 2002 2005  Charged with corruption-Removed
Ratu Atut Chosiyah Acting governor 2005 2007  
Ratu Atut Chosiyah Governor 2007 2012  
Ratu Atut Chosiyah Governor 2012 2015  Charged with bribery-Removed
Rano Karno Acting Governor 2014 2015  
Rano Karno Governor 2015 2017  
Wahidin Halim Governor 2017 Incumbent  


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