seren taun. Banten


Banten province was formed on constitution No 23, 2000 dated  October 17, 2000. Banten is a province with a very long history. Formerly named Bantam which at that time played a major role in the crowded cruise that made it very popular among  sailors in the world. Banten administratively is divided into four districts and four Cities:  Serang District, Pandeglang District, Lebak District, Tangerang District, Serang City,  South Tangerang City, Tangerang City and Cilegon , with an area of 9160.70 km2. The geographical location of Banten province on 105º1'11²  - 106º7'12² BT and 5º7'50² - 7º1'1² LS, with a population of 12,548,986.

Located at the tip of West Java has created Banten as the gateway to Java and Sumatra and the adjacent area of Jakarta as the Capital City. Geostrategic position is certainly make Banten as the main liaison trade lanes Sumatra - Java even as part of a circulation of Asian and international trade as well as the location of agglomeration economies and potential settlements. The borderline at north side is bordering with Java Sea, west of the Sunda’s Strait, as well as in the southern part of the Indian Ocean, so the area has a potential of marine resources. 


Jakarta Capital City is divided into 5 areas of the city administration and the administrative district, namely: Central Jakarta City Administration with an area of 47.90 km2, North Jakarta with an area 142.20 km2, West Jakarta with an area 126.15 km2, with an area of 145 South Jakarta , 73 km2, and East Jakarta administration City with an area of 187.73 km2, as well as administrative District Kepulauan Seribu with an area of 11.81 km2. In the northern stretches 35 km along the coast, which is home of 13 rivers and 2 canals. In the south and east by the city of Depok, Bogor, Bekasi City and Bekasi, west to the city of Tangerang and Tangerang Regency, and on the north by the Java Sea.

The original inhabitants of Jakarta is Betawi people, namely the descendants of a mix of races, which makes Jakarta into his home. Including people who are used to speaking openly and democratically, the Betawi people accept and understand both cultures vary in their daily life, through art, music and traditions. Betawi looked like a mix of original Malay language with the use of some words of Sundanese, mixed with the words from Javanese, Chinese, Indian, Arab and even also from Dutch.