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Tangerang Regency

Country  Indonesia
Time zone  WIB (UTC+7)
Population  3.155 million (2014)
Capital  Tigaraksa
Area  959.6 km²
Province  Banten
Tangerang Regency httpsiytimgcomvirqBNrHTTNAhqdefaultjpg
Website  http://www.tangerangkab.go.id/
Colleges and Universities  University of Pelita Harapan, Multimedia Nusantara University, Surya University, Matana University, STAB Negeri Sriwijaya
Points of interest  Tanjung Pasir Beach, Citra Raya Water World, Amsterdam Water Park, Froggy BSD, Cigaru Cisoka

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 959.61 km² and an official 2010 census count of 2,838,621; the latest estimate (as at 2014) is 3,154,790. Tigaraksa is the capital of the regency.

Map of Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

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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.

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Until 2008, Tangerang Regency was subdivided into 36 Districts, which were further divided into several villages and administrative villages, before the latest split when South Tangerang municipality was created; it now comprises 29 districts.

Districts

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), tabulated below with their 2010 Census populations:

[ The left-hand section of the table indicates the sixteen districts in Southwest Tangerang which would remain in a putative renamed "Tigaraksa Regency". The right-hand section indicates the thirteen districts in North Tangerang seeking to secede to form a separate regency. ]

Splitting

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. 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 south and 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.

References

Tangerang Regency Wikipedia


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