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14 Facts About Banten
Present-day Banten was part of the Sundanese Tarumanagara kingdom from the fourth to the seventh centuries AD.
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Banten then became part of the province of West Java, and separatist efforts led to the creation of the province of Banten in 2000.
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The word "Banten" appeared before the establishment of the Banten Sultanate as the name of a river.
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The coastal area later became the Sultanate of Banten, founded by Sunan Gunung Jati, which controlled almost all of the former Sunda Kingdom in West Java.
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The Banten Sultanate was later converted into a residency by the Dutch.
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Under his reign, Banten had one of the strongest navies in the region and attracted Europeans to the sultanate.
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Banten tried to escape the pressure of the Dutch East India Company, which had blockaded incoming merchant ships.
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The civil war in Banten left instability for the next government, due to dissatisfaction with the VOC's interference in local affairs.
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Daendels ordered the sultan of Banten to move his capital to Anyer and provide labor to build a port in Ujung Kulon.
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Banten is primarily lowland in Cilegon, Tangerang, Pandeglang Regency, and most of Serang Regency.
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Banten's climate is influenced by the South and East Asian Monsoons and the alternating La Nina or El Nino.
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Traditional housing in Banten has thatched roofing, with floors made of split and pounded bamboo.
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Banten is known for its warriors, who are proficient in the martial arts.
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