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Paddy Field City
Serang railway station
Location within Banten
|Established||2 November 2007|
|• Mayor||Tubagus Haerul Jaman|
|• Vice Mayor||Sulfi|
|• Total||267 km2 (103 sq mi)|
|Elevation||39 m (128 ft)|
|• Density||2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 254|
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 was reported as having a population of 576,961 in the 2010 census, 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.
The majority of people in Serang and Banten Province embrace Islam, but other religions coexist peacefully.
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.
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 emblem of Serang consists of
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