Banten Bay

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Banten Bay also known as Bantam Bay is a bay in Banten province, near the north-west tip of Java, Indonesia. It is part of the Java Sea and has a total water surface of approximately 150 square kilometres and an average depth of seven metres. It includes marine ecosystems such as seagrass fields and coral reefs, and a major international bird sanctuary.[1] The coastal zone, including the nearby cities of Serang and the port of Merak, is undergoing rapid industrialisation.

The bay has been the site of two major naval battles:


Coordinates: 6°0′0″S 106°12′0″E / 6.00000°S 106.20000°E / -6.00000; 106.20000