Banten is the westernmost province of Indonesia on the island of Java. Formerly part of the province of West Java, Banten became a separate province in 2000. The provincial capital is Serang, the province plays a major role as a transit corridor to Sumatra as well as having a historically distinct culture, however, in recent years the northern half especially the parts adjacent to Jakarta and the Java Sea coast are experiencing a population explosion and intense urbanization, while the southern half especially the part facing the Indian Ocean maintains its age-old traditional character. Banten is now home to well over 11 million people.

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