Bandar Lampung

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Bandar Lampung
City of Bandar Lampung
Kota Bandar Lampung
Bundaran Tugu Adipura Bandar Lampung.JPG
Bandar Lampung.JPG
Tanjung Karang Train Station.JPG
Tugu Siger.jpg
Clockwise: Adipura Monument, Aerial view of Southern Bandar Lampung, Tanjung Karang Station, Siger Monument
Official seal of Bandar Lampung
Ragom Gawi (Language and Culture)
Location within Lampung
Location within Lampung
Bandar Lampung is located in Southern Sumatra
Bandar Lampung
Bandar Lampung
Location in Southern Sumatra, Sumatra, and Indonesia
Bandar Lampung is located in Sumatra
Bandar Lampung
Bandar Lampung
Bandar Lampung (Sumatra)
Bandar Lampung is located in Indonesia
Bandar Lampung
Bandar Lampung
Bandar Lampung (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 5°27′0″S 105°16′0″E / 5.45000°S 105.26667°E / -5.45000; 105.26667Coordinates: 5°27′0″S 105°16′0″E / 5.45000°S 105.26667°E / -5.45000; 105.26667
FoundedJune 17, 1682
 • TypeCity
 • MayorHerman Hasanusi
 • Vice MayorMuhammad Yusuf Kohar
 • Total169.21 km2 (65.33 sq mi)
 • Land118.50 km2 (45.75 sq mi)
 • Water23.75 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
15 m (49 ft)
Human Development Index
 • HDI (2007)0.742
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
35111 to 35246[2]
Area code(+62) 721
Bandar Lampung in Lampungese

Bandar Lampung is the capital and largest city of the Indonesian province of Lampung. Located on the southern tip of Sumatra, Bandar Lampung was originally called Tanjungkarang–Telukbetung, since it was a unification of two major settlements in Lampung, before being renamed in 1983.[3]

The city proper and South Lampung Regency (which borders the city on its northern and eastern sides) are major transmigrasi recipients; in testimony thereof, it has become the third-densest city in Sumatra, after Medan and Palembang. The city's area is about 169.21 km², with an estimated population of 1.015.910[4] as of 2017.

Administrative Districts[edit]

In 2010 the city consisted of thirteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[5]

Since 2010, seven additional districts have been created by the splitting of existing districts, bringing the total to twenty districts. The new districts are Bumi Waras, Enggal, Kedamaian, Labuhan Ratu, Langkapura, Telukbetung Timur (East Telukbetung) and Way Halim.

District divisions of Bandar Lampung.



Bandar Lampung is served by Radin Inten II Airport (TKG), in the neighbouring county of South Lampung. The airport can be accessed by public transportation, such as bus and mini bus.

Road transport[edit]

Lampung Bay

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.[6]

Rail transport[edit]

Tanjung Karang Station in Bandar Lampung is the terminus of the railway service from Palembang, although the railway track continues all the way until Panjang harbor and Tarahan coal offloading point. Many express trains connecting this city and Palembang, including Limex Sriwijaya and Rajabasa Express.


In 2009, Bandar Lampung has a literacy rate of 94.3%,[7] 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).[8] On the other hand, high school participation rate in Indonesia rose from 54.6% in 2007, to 55.8% in 2010.[9]

Malahayati University, Old Rectorate

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 1 Bandar Lampung (public, known as Smansa), SMA Al-Kautsar Bandar Lampung (private), 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.[10]

Sister cities[edit]

Bandar Lampung is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indeks Pembangunan Manusia 2007" (PDF). Badan Pusat Statistik Provinsi Lampung. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Peraturan Pemerintah Nomor 24 Tahun 1983". President of Republic Indonesia. 1983. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  4. ^ Kota Bandar Lampung Dalam Angka Tahun 2018 (BPS)
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ "Bandarlampung to unveil BRT as passenger-friendly transport". 22 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Angka Melek Huruf Penduduk berumur 15 tahun ke atas menurut Kabupaten/Kota 2005-2009" (PDF). Badan Pusat Statistik Provinsi Lampung, Indonesia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Angka Partisipasi Sekolah menurut Kabupaten/Kota" (PDF). Badan Pusat Statistik Provinsi Lampung, Indonesia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Indikator Pendidikan Tahun 1994-2010". Badan Pusat Statistik. 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  10. ^ "WISUDA: Unila Lahirkan 1.403 Sarjana". Lampung Post. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.[permanent dead link]

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