Banten (Indonesian: Banten) is a province of Indonesia. It is located in Banten Bay in the northwest of Java Island. It covers an area of 9,160.7 square kilometers and has a population of 9,083,114 (2005). Banten Province was established in October 2000 and is separate from Java. West Its capital city is Serang.
Banten or Bantam is an ancient city in Indonesia. It was once the center of the powerful Banten kingdom between 1524 and 1751. Banten was one of the Muslim states formed along the coast of Java. It was prosperous and independent during the 21st – 23rd Buddhist centuries, with its greatest glory in the reign of Sultan Agung. Abdul Fatah, who ruled from 1651 to 1682, the Sultan of Banten extended his power to West Java, Jakarta and the southwest coast of Kalimantan. When the power was extended anywhere, it forced the land to accept Islam. In the same period There is another great kingdom in Java, the Mataram Kingdom, where both sides can reconcile their powers.
When Westerners enter Banten In the beginning, the Sultan of Banten was able to maintain Banten's interests. Until the Netherlands came in and tried to coerce the indigenous trade with great force. Until the impact of Banten in 1618 and captured the city of Jakarta or Batavia. and used as a trading station The conflict between Banten and the Netherlands became more intense. The Netherlands also forced British and French traders to leave Batavia.
Subsequently, there was a dispute over the throne in Banten between Sultan Agung Abdul Fatt.