Serang Regency

Serang Regency (Kabupaten Serang) is a regency of Banten province, Indonesia. It is located in the northwest corner of the island of Java. The administrative center of the regency is at Baros, while the capital of the province is the independent municipality of Serang (Kota Serang) which was split off the regency in 2007.

Serang Regency

(Kabupaten Serang)
Official seal of Serang Regency
Seal
Serang Regency is located in Indonesia
Serang Regency
Serang Regency
Location of Serang in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°09′S 106°00′E / 6.15°S 106°E / -6.15; 106Coordinates: 6°09′S 106°00′E / 6.15°S 106°E / -6.15; 106
Country Indonesia
ProvinceBanten
Government
 • RegentAhmad Taufik Nuriman
 • Vice RegentRatu Tatu Chasanah
Area
 • Total1,734.28 km2 (669.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total1,561,401
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Websitewww.serangkab.go.id

Serang municipality is about 10 km from Old Banten, the eponymous former sultanate's capital. Merak, a major port and ferry terminal, is located at the northwest tip of Java, within the independent municipality of Cilegon. Serang Regency and its capital have experienced a heavy influx of residents as Jakarta continues its outward growth; some planning agencies consider it to be part of the metropolitan area. It shares its eastern border with Tangerang Regency of Jabodetabek.

Serang Regency covers an area of 1,734.28 km2, and had a population of 1,402,818 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 1,561,401.[2] Including Cilegon and Serang cities which the regency surrounds on their landward sides, the 2014 population amounted to 2,621,4032 inhabiting 2,176.49 km2, for an overall density of over 1,200 per km2.[3]

Serang Regency (magenta) in Banten Province (yellow) of Java Island, facing Sunda Strait and Sumatra.

Serang Regency is bounded by Java Sea to the north, Sunda Strait to the west, Tangerang Regency of Greater Jakarta to the east, Lebak Regency and Pandeglang Regency to the south.

Administrative districtsEdit

As at 2010 the Regency was divided into 28 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census areas and populations;[4] however, a 29th district - Lebak Wangi - has been created since 2010. The districts are subdivided into 326 'villages' (desa and kelurahan)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.bps.go.id/aboutus.php?sp=0&kota=36[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.