- Banten was absorbed into the province of West Java. However, separatist sentiment ultimately led to the creation of the province of Banten in 2000. A very diverse province, Banten is populated by many ethnic groups, the most dominant being the Bantenese people.
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(Banten, West Java, Indonesia) When the former West Java city of Banten became a separate province in 2000, this one time trading post soon ranked amongst Indonesia's wealthiest provinces. The boundaries now extend into parts of Greater Jakarta and one of Indonesia's most important industrial zones.
The population of Banten was officially estimated at 13,160,496 in the middle of 2020, up from over 10.6 million during the 2010 census. Formerly part of the province of West Java, Banten became a separate province in 2000. The province is a transit corridor to the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra.
West Java was officially declared as a province of Indonesia in 1950, referring to a statement from Staatblad number 378. On 17 October 2000, as part of nationwide political decentralisation, Banten was separated from West Java and made into a new province.
Like the rest of the Dutch East Indies, Banten was occupied by the Japanese in 1942–45, during World War II. In 1950 Banten joined the Republic of Indonesia as part of the province of West Java (Jawa Barat).
Along with the prevailing regional government changing, in respect to the insistence of Banten People's aspiration to demand the separation from West Java Province, and after long process based on Law Number 23 Year 2000 concerning on Formation of Banten Province dated 17th October, 2000, established Banten Province as the 30th Province.
Download the FileDownload PDFGeographically lies between 5o50’-7o50’ South Latitude and 104o48’-108o48’ East Longitude, West Java Province is bounded by: Java Sea and special Province of Jakarta on the North Central Java province on the East Indonesian Ocean on the South Banten province on the West By administrative, this province is divided into 27 districts/cities, covering […]
Floods in Jakarta, Banten, and West Java Province, Republic of Indonesia Type of Emergency Floods, triggered by heavy seasonal rain. Background • 40 % of Jakarta is located under the sea level. • Jakarta is prone to flood due to poor drainage. • Jakarta experienced yearly and major similar magnitude of flood in 2002.