History of Tangerang City

History of Tangerang City

History of Tangerang City

History of Tangerang City

       Tangerang City (West Java) is now 26 years old. At this age, the City of Tangerang has increasingly developed and shows itself as a new “Metropolitan City” on the outskirts of the City of Jakarta. The establishment of the City of Tangerang is inseparable from the history of the struggle of the Sultanate of Banten in fighting Dutch Colonialism. (Also read : History of Madiun Regency)

        The name “Tangerang” refers to an area near the Cisadane River, which was formerly known as Untung Jawa. According to history, the birth of the City of Tangerang originated from the name of a bamboo-based monument built by Prince Soegiri, the son of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa from Sultanate of Banten. This monument is located in the western part of the Cisadane River. The surrounding community called this monument with the name “Tengger” or “Tetengger” which in Sundanese means it is a sign or marker. In accordance with the nickname, the function of this monument is indeed as a marker for the division of territory between the Sultanate of Banten with the Dutch VOC. read more