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Serang

Serang

Paddy Field City

ᮞᮨᮛᮌ᮪
Serang railway station
Serang railway station
Official seal of Serang
Seal
Motto(s): 
(Self-reliant Serang)
Location within Banten
Location within Banten
Serang is located in Java
Serang
Serang
Location in Java and Indonesia
Serang is located in Indonesia
Serang
Serang
Serang (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°7′12″S 106°9′1″E / 6.12000°S 106.15028°E / -6.12000; 106.15028
Country Indonesia
Province Banten
Established2 November 2007[1]
Government
 • MayorTubagus Haerul Jaman
 • Vice MayorSulfi
Area
 • Total267 km2 (103 sq mi)
Elevation
39 m (128 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total643,101
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 254
Registration plateA
Websiteserangkota.go.id

Serang municipality (Indonesian: Kota Serang, Sundanese: ᮞᮨᮛᮌ᮪) is the capital of Banten province and was formerly also the administrative center of Serang Regency in Indonesia (the Regency's capital is now at Baros). The city is located towards the north of Banten province, on the island of Java. Before Banten province was formed in 2000 Serang was part of West Java province.

Serang has a tropical rainforest climate, with no dry season month.[2] It faces the Java Sea, which is home to Thousand Islands.

Serang was reported as having a population of 576,961 in the 2010 census,[3] making it the third most populous city in the province of Banten. The latest official population estimate (for January 2014) is 643,101. Serang is located approximately 15 km from the border of Jabodetabek and sometimes considered as amalgamated with the Greater Jakarta.

Culture

Religion
The majority of people in Serang and Banten Province embrace Islam, but other religions coexist peacefully.

Language
Compared with the majority in Banten Province who speak the Sundanese language, local people in Serang speak the Javanese language with a dialect similar to the Cirebon dialect of Javanese. The reason for this is that many Javanese migrants arrived in early 1527 to build the Banten Sultanate, and remained to form the base of today's population.

Transportation

The city is served by Serang Station, operated by Indonesia's rail operator PT Kereta Api.

The Tangerang–Merak Toll Road, part of the Trans-Java toll road, passes through the city of Serang.

The road to the proposed Sunda Strait Bridge would start in Serang, pass through Merak in neighboring Cilegon city to cross over the Sunda Strait to Sumatra.

Administrative districts

Serang was formerly a part of Serang Regency. On 2 November 2007, the status of Serang was changed into a municipality (kota madya) independent of the Regency.

The City of Serang is divided into six districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[4]

  • Curug (47,308)
  • Walantaka (75,672)
  • Cipocok Jaya (80,930)
  • Serang (208,017)
  • Taktakan (78,184)
  • Kasemen (87,674)

Emblem

The emblem of Serang consists of

  • A hexagon with an image of the gerbang Kaibon and a star.
  • The streamer at the foot of the emblem contains the motto of Serang city, Kota Serang Madani ("Self-reliant Serang").

References

  1. ^ according to Law UU No. 32/2007
  2. ^ [www.weatherbase.com]
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.