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.
(Faith and Piety)
Location of Banten in Indonesia
|Established||October 4, 2000|
|• Body||Banten Regional Government|
|• Governor||Wahidin Halim  (Demokrat)|
|• Vice Governor||Andika Hazrumy|
|• Total||9,662.92 km2 (3,730.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|• 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%)[source?]|
|• Languages||Indonesian (official)|
Sundanese (lingua franca)
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
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|
|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)|
|Website||Government official site|
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.
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.
List of GovernorsEdit
|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|
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- Banten Governors. Statistics Banten Provincial Office, Banten. 2008.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Bantam.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Banten|