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|- Mayor||Wahidin Halim|
|- Total||164.54 km2 (63.5 sq mi)|
Tangerang is a city in Banten, Indonesia. It is located about 20 km west of Jakarta. It is the third largest urban center in the Jabotabek region after Jakarta and Bekasi. It has an area of 164.54 km² and an official intercensal estimated population of 1,537,244 for 2005. The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is located in the city.
Tangerang is an industrial and manufacturing hub on Java and is home to over 1,000 factories. Many international corporations have plants in the city. Tangerang tends to be hot and humid, with little in way of trees or geographical features. Certain areas consist of swamps, including the areas near the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
In recent years the urban expansion of Jakarta has covered Tangerang, and as a result many of its residents commute to Jakarta for work, or vice-versa. Many high-class and middle-class satellite cities have been developed in Tangerang, complete with their own shopping malls, private schools and convenience centers. The government is working on expanding the highway system to accommodate more traffic flow to and from the area.
Tangerang also has a significant community of Chinese Indonesians, many of whom are of Cina Benteng extraction. Benteng means 'fortress' in Indonesian. They were descended from laborers who were brought there by the Dutch colonials in the 18th and 19th centuries, and most of them are still laborers and farmers. They are culturally distinct from other Chinese communities in the area: while almost none speak any dialect of Chinese, they are culturally very strongly Daoist and maintain their own places of worship and community centers. They are ethnically mixed, yet identify themselves as Chinese. A large Chinese cemetery is also located in Tangerang, most of which are now developed into suburban communities such as Lippo Karawaci, Summarecon Gading Serpong, Bumi Serpong Damai, Bintaro Jaya, Modernland, and Alam Sutra.
Most of the Chinatown of Tangerang is located at Sewan, Pasar Lama, Pasar Baru, Benteng Makasar, Kapling, Karawaci (not Lippo Karawaci). One can find any food and all things Chinese there. Lippo Karawaci, Bintaro Jaya, Bumi Serpong Damai and Alam Sutra are new locations of residential places (New Towns). A vast majority of the residents are newcomers, not genuine Benteng Chinese.
There are two highway connections from Jakarta. Firstly, Jakarta - Merak highway which have three different exits points to Tangerang city. Secondly, Bumi Serpong Damai - Jakarta Outer Ringroad highway providing direct tol access from Tangerang, Jakarta, Bekasi, and Bogor. The feeder buses of Transjakarta serves commutter from Bumi Serpong Damai and Bintaro Jaya. KRL Jabotabek serves from Tangerang and Serpong to Jakarta Kota. Many shopping malls developed in Tangerang, such as Mal Summarecon Serpong, WTC Matahari, BSD Plaza, ITC BSD, Bintaro Plaza, and the bigest one, Supermal Karawaci. For Indonesian A1 Grand Prix on November 2008, the government have been developing Lippo Karawaci circuit.
On October 1945, Laskar Hitam, a muslim militia was established in Tangerang. The goal of this movement is to establish an Islamic nation in Indonesia. This movement later became a part of DI/TII rebel group. On October 31, 1945, Laskar Hitam kidnapped Otto Iskandardinata, Republic of Indonesia's Minister of State. He persumably was murdered at Mauk beach, Tangerang on December 20, 1945.
After the declaration of Independence, there was a chaos and racial riots in Tangerang. Anti ethnic Chinese groups attack ethnic Chinese in Tangerang because they assumed that ethnic Chinese supported the Dutch government who try to re-occupied Indonesia.
From 1981 to 1984: Soekarno Hatta International airport was built in Benda, Tangerang. The airport is located in Tangerang, but it is called "Soekarno Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta". Cengkareng is the name of a sub-district in West Jakarta near the airport.
On August 1996, Walmart, the largest retail in USA open its first branch in Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang. Unfortunately the branch was ransacked and burned down during the May 1998 riot. Walmart discontinue their investment in Indonesia after the riot.
The Tangerang District is the home of a lake called "Situ Gintung". Situ Gintung (Sundanese, Lake Gintung) was an artificial lake near to the town of Cirendeu in Tangerang District, Indonesia. It was formed by a dam up to 16 metres (52 ft) high which was built by Dutch colonial authorities in 1933. The dam failed on 27 March 2009 with resulting floods killing at least 93 people. The flood could have been prevented had local authorities not neglected the recommendation of American engineers which recommended the reinforcement of the dam and possible evacuation of the lower villages located at the very bottom of the dam. Local government neglected to follow up, resulting in the ancient dam's failure. 
South Tangerang is the city newly divided from Tangerang Regency. It has seven subdistricts are Serpong, North Serpong, Ciputat, East Ciputat, Pondok Aren, Pamulang and Setu. Located on the southwest of Jakarta, it has an area of 147.19 square kilometres and a population of 966.037.
Tangerang is a satellite city of Jakarta in Banten, Indonesia. The head of government in the city of Tangerang is a major ("walikota"). There are 5 districts ("kecamatan") in the city of Tangerang: Tangerang (postal code 1511X), Batuceper (15121, 15122, 15127-15129), Benda (15123-15126), Jatiuwung (1513X), Cipondoh (1514X), Ciledug (1515X).
The population of the city of Tangerang is 1,488,666 people. The area is 165 sq. km. The population density is 9047 people/sq. km.
Tangerang Regency/"Kabupaten Tangerang", is the suburbs of Tangerang. The head of government is a regent ("bupati"). There are 26 districts/"Kecamatan" on Tangerang regency.
The population of the Tangerang residency is 3,080,237 people. The area is 1,110 sq. km. The population density is 2775 people/sq. km.
Like most parts of Jakarta, the area is heavily traffic congested and disorderly, unless in Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) and Lippo Karawaci area, maintenance of which are handled by private sectors. You won't prefer visiting these areas other than for business and missionary activities, which are conducted by most expats residing in this satellite city. These areas are especially developed for commercial and residential purpose, not for tourism. The most tourist drawing spot may be found in Ocean Park.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Benda, Tangerang. Pondok Cabe airport is a small airport used by Police, small airplanes, skydiving, gliders and aerosport. If you charter helicopter or small plane, you can request (in advance) for permission to land on the Pondok Cabe airport. The small Budiarto airport at Curug, Tangerang Regency, is used for pilot training (Curug aviation school).
You can use metered taxi to reach Tangerang from Jakarta. The cost is approx. US$ 9 - 10. The trip will take up to 2 hours. It's better to order the taxi from the taxi companies because most taxi drivers refuse to go to Tangerang. Taxis from Jakarta are not allowed to take any passengers from Tangerang to Jakarta.
Train to reach Tangerang are available from train stations of Gambir, Manggarai, Sudirman and Tanahabang. For luxury air conditioned trains, the fare is Rp. 7,500 - 8,000. They have two destinations to Tangerang: to BSD/Serpong: the train's name is Sudirman Express (from manggarai, Sudirman and Tanahabang Stations)
- to Tangerang are Benteng Express (from Gambir Station), Cisadane Express (from Manggarai, Sudirman and Tanahabang Stations))
Bluebird  taxi is available by phone 24 hours. Considered one of the safest by tourists and locals in all bigger Jabodetabek region (Jakarta Bogor Depok Tangerang Bekasi). Depending on the departure place in Jakarta and destination in Tangerang City or Serpong area, the fare will be around Rp. 100,000 - Rp. 150,000. Some other safety taxis are Transcab and Express Taxi.
Premium taxis like Silverbird will offer you with better comfort and safety, but price is around 50% more expensive than regular taxis mentioned above.
Many restaurants are available at "Soekarno Hatta Airport" at Benda, Tangerang: McDonald, A&W, Dunkin Donuts, Hoka-Hoka Bento etc.
Local law enforcement cannot be relied on, so you may want to be even more cautious than you do in your hometown. Here is some of the most common crimes reported in Tangerang
If you are planning to draw your money in the ATM nearby (even in the mall) on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays, make sure there's nobody wearing civilian uniforms welcomes you and pretends he will guard you. If you are trapped by his 'artificial' kindness, once you conduct your banking activities, he will call his crime-partner(s) outside to come in and pressure you to hand over your belongings. Some may kill you even after you do so. Be assured that the ATM machine you visit is camera monitored.
Tangerang Police station (Polres): Polres Tangerang, Jl. Raya Daan Mogot, Tel.:(62)(21) 552-3160, (62)(21) 552-3003.
List of hospital with 24 hours emergency room:
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