|Kota Bandar Lampung|
|Motto: Ragom Gawi (Linguistic Cultural)|
|Founded||June 17, 1682|
|• Wali Kota||Drs. H. Herman HN., M.M.|
|• Total||118.50 km2 (45.75 sq mi)|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|Human Development Index|
|• HDI (2007)||0.742|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
|Area code(s)||+62 721|
Bandar Lampung (translated Lampung harbor) is the capital and economic hub of Lampung province, Indonesia. It was called Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung, the names of the two major sections of the city, before being renamed in 1983. For immigrants and travelers from Java, the city is the entry point to Sumatra, especially before the construction of the major harbor at Bakauheni, just south of Bandar Lampung. Bandar Lampung is served by the domestic Radin Inten II Airport, with flights to Jakarta located northwester of the city. The city and South Lampung Regency (which borders the city on its northern and eastern sides) are major transmigrasi recipients for those seeking respite from the crushing population densities and traffic nightmare of Jakarta, yet able to take advantage of proximity. As such, its population composition is far more cosmopolitan for a provincial capital of its size.
The city's area is about 118.5 km², with a population of 879,651 at the 2010 Census; the latest estimate (for January 2014) is 923,970.
Bandar Lampung is served by Radin Inten II Airport (TKG), in the outskirts of the city. The airport can be accessed by public transportation, such as bus and mini bus.
Bandar Lampung has several road transportation alternatives. The most popular is a minibus called angkot, an abbreviation from Angkutan Kota (literally translated as City Transportation). They serve routes throughout the city, operated privately and cheaply. Usually, an angkot covers some area between Tanjung Karang (heart of Bandar Lampung) and an urban area. Currently, routes covered are Tanjung Karang - Garuntang, Tanjung Karang - Teluk Betung, Tanjung Karang - Rajabasa, Tanjung Karang - Sukarame, Tanjung Karang - Langkapura and many more.
Bandarlampung Transportation Office has announced that in October 2011 will serve two of seven routes planned by Bus Rapid Transit — the Rajabasa-Sukaraja and Sukaraja-Korpri housing complex in Sukarame.
In 2009, Bandar Lampung has a literacy rate of 94.3%, slightly increased from 2005 which was 93.5%. However, the high school participation rate kept decreasing from 69.2% (2007) down to 61.4% (2009). On the other hand, high school participation rate in Indonesia was raising from 54.6% (2007) to 55.8% (2010).
There are some notable high schools and universities in Bandar Lampung such as SMP Negeri 2 Bandar Lampung (public), SMP Negeri 1 Bandar Lampung (public), SMA Negeri 9 Bandar Lampung (public, known as Smalan), SMA Negeri 2 Bandar Lampung (known well as Smanda) (public), SMA Fransiskus Bandar Lampung (private), SMA Xaverius Pahoman (a Catholic private school teaching students from kindergarten to high school, locally known as Xavepa), Lampung University (public, locally known as Unila), Bandar Lampung University (private, locally known as UBL: Universitas Bandar Lampung),Muhammadiyah University of Lampung (known as UML: Universitas Muhammadiyah Lampung and Malahayati University (private). In March 2011, Unila already had 70,866 alumni.
Bandar Lampung is twinned with:
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- Official Lampung Provincial Website (in Indonesian)
- Official Government Kota Bandar Lampung Website (in Indonesian)
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