South Tangerang

South Tangerang

South Tangerang (Indonesian: Tangerang Selatan) is a city in the province of Banten, Indonesia. Located 30 km (19 mi) on the southwestern border of Jakarta, the city forms part of the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area. It was administratively separated from Tangerang Regency on 26 November 2008.[2] According to the 2020 Census, the city population was 1,354,350 inhabitants,[3] while the official estimate as at mid 2022 was 1,378,466.[1] The total area is 164.85 km2 (63.65 sq mi).[4] It's the second-largest city in Banten (after Tangerang city immediately to its north) in terms of population, and has grown rapidly, not only as Jakarta's satellite city, but also the development of business districts and commerce due to presence of large-scale planned town by private developers. South Tangerang is home to some planned towns built by private developers, the notable ones are Alam Sutera (in North Serpong), BSD City (in Serpong and Setu), and Bintaro Jaya (in Pondok Aren and Ciputat), complete with facilities such as business centres, shopping malls, and international schools. Currently, its average land price is the most expensive among Jakarta's satellite cities.[5] The municipality of South Tangerang is an autonomous city established on 26 November 2008, based on Banten province's constitution. This establishment was a division out of the Tangerang Regency, to support the better development of government service, construction project, community service, and also to utilize the natural potential so that a greater public welfare could be achieved.[6]