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South Tangerang is a city in the province of Banten, Indonesia. Located 30 km on the southwestern border of Jakarta, the city forms part of the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area. It was administratively separated from Tangerang Regency on 29 October 2008.[1] According to the 2010 Census, its population was 1,290,322 and at the Intermediate 2015 Census this had risen to 1,538,970, while the latest official estimate in mid 2019 is 1,755,112.[2] The total area is 147.19 km².[3]

South Tangerang
City of South Tangerang
Kota Tangerang Selatan
Surya Research Education Center Building, Serpong, South Tangerang
Surya Research Education Center Building, Serpong, South Tangerang
Official seal of South Tangerang
Seal
Motto(s): 
Cerdas, Modern, Religius
(Intelligent, Modern, Religious)
Location within Banten
Location within Banten
South Tangerang is located in Java
South Tangerang
South Tangerang
Location in Java and Indonesia
South Tangerang is located in Indonesia
South Tangerang
South Tangerang
South Tangerang (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°17′20″S 106°43′05″E / 6.28889°S 106.71806°E / -6.28889; 106.71806Coordinates: 6°17′20″S 106°43′05″E / 6.28889°S 106.71806°E / -6.28889; 106.71806
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of Banten.png Banten
Government
 • MayorAirin Rachmi Diany
 • Vice MayorDrs. Benyamin Davnie MSi
Area
 • Total147.19 km2 (56.83 sq mi)
 • Land123.58 km2 (47.71 sq mi)
 • Water23.61 km2 (9.12 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2019)
 • Total1,755,112
 • Density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postcodes
1xxxx
Area code(+62) 21
Websitewww.tangerangselatankota.go.id

AdministrationEdit

The municipality of South Tangerang is divided into seven districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census populations. The centre of South Tangerang is the Ciputat district. The districts are sub-divided into 49 administrative villages (kelurahan) and five villages (desa). The district with the highest number of kelurahan or desa is Pondok Aren.[4]

Name Population
Census 2010
Serpong 137,212
Serpong Utara
(North Serpong)
126,499
Pondok Aren 303,093
Ciputat 192,205
Ciputat Timur
(East Ciputat)
178,818
Pamulang 286,270
Setu 66,225

HistoryEdit

The municipality of South Tangerang is an autonomous city established in 26 November 2008, based on Banten province's constitution. This establishment was a division out of the Tangerang Regency, to support the better development of government service, construction project, community service, and also to utilize the natural potential so that a greater public welfare could be achieved. [5]

TransportationEdit

The city is served mainly by land transportation. Buses, minibuses and taxis are the main methods of transportation available. The public transportation mostly goes to Jakarta since many of the residents of South Tangerang commute to Jakarta on a daily basis. There are feeder buses for TransJakarta. The feeder buses goes from Bumi Serpong Damai and Bintaro Jaya to downtown Jakarta in Senayan.

The city is also served by KRL Jabotabek for those commuters who work in Jakarta, and by intercity service from PT Kereta Api Indonesia. KRL Jabotabek is operated by subsidiary of PT Kereta Api Indonesia for the commuter line in Greater Jakarta metropolitan area.

There are two toll roads servicing the city, namely Jakarta–Serpong Toll Road and Jakarta–Tangerang Toll Road. There are also several toll roads currently under planning. The plans are for a Serpong-Balaraja Toll Road which will continue the Jakarta-Serpong toll road, and Jakarta Outer Ring Road 2 which will be connecting the city to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in the near future.

Pondok Cabe Airport – which is used for military and civilian services – is the only airport located within the city boundaries. It is owned by PT Pertamina, the national oil company. The airport is also used for the maintenance base for Pelita Air Service, also owned by PT Pertamina.

Cycle rickshaws (becak) are still available in some areas in the city. Becak is the only method of transportation currently forbidden to operate in Jakarta as its slow speed has allegedly led to congestion in the traffic of Jakarta. However, since South Tangerang is located on the outskirts of Jakarta (instead of the city proper), it is allowed in the city.

On October 10, 2013, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by PT Petras Indonesia and PT Banten Global Development to make a join venture PT Banten Monorel to build Serpong to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport monorail with more than 35 kilometers length, predicted Rp12,000 billion cost and ground breaking is planned to be done on August 17, 2014.[6]

In April 2015, Corridor-2 of Trans Anggrek Circle Line which is similar to TransJakarta has been launched to serve public from Pondok Cabe Terminal to Rawa Buntu Station of KRL Jabodetabek. It's free until end of 2015, but only operate between 06:00-09:00, 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-18:00 with notation time of serve will be added as needed. The other seven corridors will be applied gradually.[7]

EducationEdit

Education in South Tangerang is just as the same as the other part of Indonesia, which is from elementary until senior high (compulsory). Here are the list of schools and universities in South Tangerang :

International SchoolsEdit

Other SchoolsEdit

  • IPEKA BSD Christian School
  • Santa Ursula BSD
  • BPK Penabur Gading Serpong
  • Santa Laurensia School (Alam Sutera)
  • BPK Penabur Bintaro Jaya
  • SMA Tarakanita Gading Serpong
  • SMA Plus Pembangunan Jaya
  • SMA Efata Serpong
  • SMA Candle Tree
  • SMA Islam Cikal Harapan BSD
  • SMA Islam Sinar Cendekia
  • SMA Stella Maris BSD
  • SMA Islam Al Azhar BSD
  • PAHOA Gading Serpong
  • Saint John Catholic School BSD
  • Sekolah Athalia

Public universitiesEdit

Government-affiliated collegesEdit

Private UniversitiesEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

South Tangerang is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hari Lahir Kota Tangerang Selatan Ditetapkan
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kondisi Geografis dan Iklim".
  4. ^ Pemerintahan
  5. ^ "Web Portal Tangerang Selatan". berita.tangerangselatankota.go.id. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  6. ^ "Monorel Serpong–Bandara Dianggarkan Rp12 Triliun". October 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "Tangerang Selatan Uji Coba Lima Bus Gratis "Trans Anggrek Circle Line"". April 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://www.unpam.ac.id/
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-04-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://surya.ac.id/
  12. ^ http://iti.ac.id/

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