Serang

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This article is about the city in Indonesia. For other uses, see Serang (disambiguation).
Serang
Serang railway station
Serang railway station
Official seal of Serang
Seal
Motto: Kota Serang Madani (Self-reliant Serang)
Serang is located in Indonesia
Serang
Serang
Location of Serang in Indonesia
Coordinates: 6°7′12″S 106°9′1″E / 6.12000°S 106.15028°E / -6.12000; 106.15028Coordinates: 6°7′12″S 106°9′1″E / 6.12000°S 106.15028°E / -6.12000; 106.15028
Country Indonesia
Province Banten
Established 2 November 2007[1]
Government
 • Mayor Tubagus Haerul Jaman
Area
 • Total 267 km2 (103 sq mi)
Elevation 39 m (128 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 643,101
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 254
Serang within Banten Province (in yellow), in western Java.

Serang municipality (Indonesian: Kota Serang) is the capital of Banten province and was formerly also the administrative center of Serang Regency in Indonesia (the Regency's capital is now at Baros). The city is located towards the north of Banten province. Before Banten province was formed in 2000 Serang was part of West Java province.

Serang has a tropical rainforest climate, with no dry season month.[2] It faces the Java Sea, which is home to Thousand Islands.

Serang was reported as having a population of 576,961 in the 2010 census,[3] making it the third most populous city in the province of Banten. The latest official population estimate (for January 2014) is 643,101. Serang is located approximately 15 km from the border of Jabodetabek and sometimes considered as amalgamated with the Greater Jakarta.

Transportation[edit]

The city is served by Serang Station, operated by Indonesia's rail operator PT Kereta Api.

The Merak-Tangerang Toll Road, part of the Trans-Java toll road, passes through the city of Serang.

The road to the proposed Sunda Strait Bridge would start in Serang, pass through Merak in neighboring Cilegon city to cross over the Sunda Strait to Sumatra.

Administrative districts[edit]

Serang was formerly a part of Serang Regency. On 2 November 2007, the status of Serang was changed into a municipality (kota madya) independent of the Regency.

The City of Serang is divided into six districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[4]

  • Curug (47,308)
  • Walantaka (75,672)
  • Cipocok Jaya (80,930)
  • Serang (208,017)
  • Taktakan (78,184)
  • Kasemen (87,674)

Emblem[edit]

The emblem of Serang consists of

  • A hexagon with an image of the gerbang Kaibon and a star.
  • The streamer at the foot of the emblem contains the motto of Serang city, Kota Serang Madani ("Self-reliant Serang").

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