|Surface:||8,235 km ²|
|population density:||1049 Einwohner/km ²|
In the west the Sundastrasse separates the province from the island Sumatra, in the east borders it on the city Jakarta and on the province Jawa Barat. In the region of Jakarta some large cities are, under it the town with millions of inhabitants seaweed rank.
Also over 1000 inhabitants per square kilometer Banten is very densely populated. The population consists to majority of Javanern and professes themselves predominantly to the Islam (97%). The capital Bantens is Serang.
Economically the province profits from the proximity to the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Thus the airport of this city lies in the province, also the maritime trade with Sumatra to an important part over Banten is completed. The tourism takes an increasing value .
In 16. Century was islamized the region, 1568 was established an important sultanate, which had meaning particularly in the spice trade. 1809 were subjected the region by the Dutchmen, in the Second World War were Japanese occupied it. Since the independence of Indonesia 1949 Banten belongs to this island republic.
From Bantam, the earlier name of the province, the name of a weight category is derived in the box haven.
See also: Administrative arrangement of Indonesia
Aceh | Bali | Bangka Belitung | Banten | Bengkulu | Gorontalo | Irian Jaya Barat | Jakarta | Jambi | Jawa Barat | Jawa Tengah | Jawa Timur | Kalimantan Barat | Kalimantan Selatan | Kalimantan Tengah | Kalimantan Timur | Lampung | Maluku | Maluku Utara | Nusa Tenggara Barat | Nusa Tenggara Timur | Papua | Riau | Riau Kepulauan | Sulawesi Barat | Sulawesi Selatan | Sulawesi Tengah | Sulawesi Tenggara | Sulawesi Utara | Sumatera Barat | Sumatera Selatan | Sumatera Utara | Yogyakarta
|Wiktionary: banten - word origin, synonyms and translations|