Tangerang (RRI – Djakarta News)- The number of population in Tangerang regency is projected to increase by 4.5 percent from 2.5 million last year to 2.6 million in 2010. The estimated increase was based on a number of indicators, including the rising birth rate and arrival of newcomers especially after the Idul Fitri celebration, Tangerang Civil Registration and Population Agency head Karlina.
The Tangerang regency is the oldest among other cities and regencies in Banten province. The regency has been divided twice, namely Tangerang Municipality 15 years ago and
South Tangerang two years ago. When South Tangerang was still united, the total number of population in Tangerang regency reached 3.4 million residing in 36 districts, according to the population data in 2009. Now Tangerang regency has only 26 districts after seven districts, namely Ciputat, Ciputat Timur, Serpong, Serpong Utara, Pondok Aren, Pamulang and Setu with a population of 1.2 milliion, officially joined the South Tangerang.
Karlina disclosed that the rising number of population in Tangerang regency has been registered, especially through arrivals of newcomers from other cities, including
Sumatra and Jawa in search for jobs.