Tangerang Regency

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Kabupaten Tangerang
Regency
Official seal of Kabupaten Tangerang
Seal
Motto: Satya Karya Kerta Raharja
Tangerang Regency bordering Tangerang City, South Tangerang City and DKI Jakarta.
Tangerang Regency bordering Tangerang City, South Tangerang City and DKI Jakarta.
Country Indonesia
Province Banten
Capital Tigaraksa
Area
 • Total 959.6 km2 (370.5 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,838,621
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.tangerangkab.go.id/

Tangerang Regency is a regency of Banten province, Indonesia. The current regent is H. Ismet Iskandar. Though commonly misunderstood as being a part of Jakarta, Tangerang is actually outside Jakarta City but is part of Greater Jakarta (which is called Jabotabek, Tangerang being the "ta" of the acronym). Since 1993, the Regency has lost territory as first Tangerang city was split off on 27 February 1993 and subsequently South Tangerang city was split off on 29 October 2008. The residual Regency now has an area of 959.6 km² and an official 2010 census count of 2,838,621.[1] Tigaraksa is the capital of the regency.

Tangerang Regency is bounded by the Java Sea to the north, by Jakarta city, Tangerang city and South Tangerang city to the east, by Bogor Regency (in West Java) to the south, by a small section of Lebak Regency to the southwest, and by Serang Regency to the west.

Tangerang Regency was subdivided into 36 Districts, which were further divided into several villages and administrative villages, before the latest split; it now comprises 29 districts.

Districts[edit]

Following the creation of the cities of Tangerang and South Tangerang from parts of the Regency, Tangerang Regency now comprises the following 29 districts (kecamatan), listed below with their 2010 Census populations:

[ # indicates the thirteen districts in North Tangerang seeking to secede to form a separate regency ]

Splitting[edit]

Tangerang city was formed as an autonomous city on 27 February 1993 out of the Tangerang Regency. The city was previously an administrative city within that Regency.

On 27 February 2008, seven districts in the southern part of Tangerang Regency were cut out to form the South Tangerang autonomous city/municipality. They were Ciputat, Ciputat Timur (East Ciputat), Pamulang, Pondok Aren, Serpong, Serpong Utara (North Serpong) and Setu.

A proposal to set up a new North Tangerang Regency emerged in 2002 when a group of residents from the Mauk, Rajeg, Kemiri, Sepatan, Sepatan Timur, Sukadiri, Pakuhaji, Kosambi and Teluknaga districts decided their combined area had the potential to become a regency in its own right. In October 2011, thirteen districts expressed their interest in splitting from the regency and forming a new North Tangerang Regency. They are Sindang Jaya, Pasar Kemis, Kronjo, Mekar Baru, Kosambi, Teluknaga, Pakuhaji, Sepatan Timur (East Sepatan), Sepatan, Sukadiri, Mauk, Rajeg and Kemiri.[2] These thirteen districts had a combined population of 1,257,416 at the 2010 Census.

After losing seven districts, which have formed into the newly established South Tangerang municipality, the Tangerang Regency administration is planning to divide three of the remaining 29 districts into six in the near future. "We have conducted a study on the regional division, and the results suggest the division of Rajeg, Pakuhaji and Teluknaga districts", Muhamad, administration affairs chief at the regional administration said in April 2010.

Tangerang Council chairman Dadang Kartasasmita has proposed the administration split the present regency into three: two regencies and one municipality. According to the proposal, Tigaraksa regency would comprise 16 districts in the west of the existing regency, Pantura regency along the northern coast would comprise nine districts and Cipasera municipality would comprise four districts bordering Jakarta, areas where many commuters to the capital live.

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Coordinates: 6°16′S 106°28′E / 6.267°S 106.467°E / -6.267; 106.467