Cilegon

Cilegon
City
City of Cilegon

Seal
Nickname(s): Steel City
Motto(s): Akur Sedulur Jujur Adil Makmur (Get along fellow, Honest fair prosperous)

Location within Banten
Cilegon
Location in Java and Indonesia
Cilegon
Cilegon (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 6°00′10″S 106°00′40″E / 6.002685°S 106.011202°E / -6.002685; 106.011202Coordinates: 6°00′10″S 106°00′40″E / 6.002685°S 106.011202°E / -6.002685; 106.011202
Country  Indonesia
Province  Banten
Administrative City 1987
Municipality 27 April 1999
City 4 September 1999 [1]
Government
  Mayor Tb. Iman Ariyadi
  Vice Mayor Edi Ariadi
Area
  Total 175.51 km2 (67.76 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 416,464
  Density 2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Time zone Indonesia Western Time (UTC+7)
Postcodes 42400
Area code (+62) 254
Website cilegon.go.id

Cilegon is a major coastal industrial city in Banten province, Indonesia, covering 175.51 km2. It is located on the island of Java. The city has a Census population of 374,464 in 2010; the official intercensal estimated population was 416,464 for 2014.[2] Among the factories located in Cilegon are Krakatau Steel Company, a vital company in Indonesia, which produces steel for industrial (domestic and foreign) needs, and Asahimas Chemical Company. The other name for Cilegon is "Steel City" since the city is the largest steel producer in Southeast Asia, about 6 million tons of steel produced each year in the Industrial Area Krakatau Steel, Cilegon. Additionally Cilegon is one of the vital state objects. This is because in this town there is a wide range of other vital objects such as the Merak Harbour, Krakatau Steel Industrial Zone (including the PT. Krakatau Steel Tbk, Asahimas, Siemens, KS - POSCO joint venture, Chandra Asri, and Pertamina), PLTU Suralaya, Power plant Krakatau, Krakatau Tirta Industrial Water Treatment Plant, The Sunda Strait Bridge Construction (Lot Plan) & Sunda Strait Industrial Zones.

Geography

Cilegon is located on the most northwest coast of Java island, at the mouth of the Cilegon River on Ciwandan Bay, which is an inlet of the Sunda Straits.

Administrative districts

The City of Cilegon is divided into eight districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[3]

  • Ciwandan (42,921)
  • Citangkil (65,073)
  • Pulomerak (43,060)
  • Purwakarta (38,479)
  • Grogol (38,538)
  • Cilegon (39,465)
  • Jombang (60,415)
  • Cibeber (46,608)

Climate

Cilegon has a hot and humid climate on the boundary between tropical monsoon (Am) and savanna (Aw) according to the Köppen climate classification system. Despite being located relatively close to the equator, the city has distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season in Cilegon covers the majority of the year, running from November through June. The remaining four months forms the city’s dry season. Located in the most western part of Java, Cilegon’s wet season rainfall peak is January with average monthly rainfall of 389 millimetres (15.3 in), and its dry season low point is July with a monthly average of 30 millimetres (1.2 in).

Media

Newspaper

  • Radar Banten (Jawa Pos)

Radio

  • 91,8 Top FM Cilegon
  • 95,3 FM Banten Radio
  • 96,9 FM Sam Radio
  • 102,0 Cilegon Mandiri FM (Siaran Pemda)
  • 105,2 Cilegon Pass FM
  • 107,7 Gema Suara Tercinta
  • 107,9 Flash Radio FM

References

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