Banten  is a province of Indonesia on the western tip of the island of Java. It was once an independent sultanate. The head of government in Banten is a governor ("gubernur"). There are 4 regencies ("Kabupaten") and 4 municipalities ("Kota") in Banten. The regencies are Lebak, Pandeglang, Serang, and Tangerang, while the municipalities are Tangerang, Cilegon, Tangerang Selatan, Serang.
The population of Banten is 9.658.951 people in 2008. The area is 8800 sq. km. The density is 1035 people/sq. km.
- Banten Kraton, the ruin of Banten Sultanate Palace. Burned and destroyed by Dutch in 1808.
- Umang Island, A beautiful private owned resort island on the west of Pandeglang, Banten. Near "Anak Krakatau" volcano. Website: Pulau Umang. Driving time: up to 5 hours from Jakarta.
- The Baduy of Indonesia http://visitbaduyvillage.com Baduy villages, the Indonesian strangest community living in Banten Province, who reject the conveniences of modern technologies and lifestyles yet manage to preserve their culture for centuries.
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