(translated Lampung harbor
) is the capital of Lampung
. It was formerly called Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung
, the names of the two major sections of the city, before being renamed in 1983. For immigrants and travelers from Java
, the city is the entry point to Sumatra
, especially before the construction of the major harbor at Bakauheni
, just south of Bandar Lampung. Bandar Lampung is served by the Radin Inten II Airport
, a domestic airport with flights to Jakarta located northwesterly of the city.
The city's area is about 169.21 km², with a population of approximately 881,801 people.
The city is the home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tanjungkarang
Bandar Lampung is served by Radin Inten II Airport
(TKG), located in the outskirts of the city. The airport can be accessed by public transportation, such as bus and mini bus.
Bandar Lampung has several road transportation alternatives. The most popular alternative is a minibus called angkot, an abbreviation from Angkutan Kota (literally translated as City Transportation). They serve certain routes throughout the city, operated privately and cheap. Usually, an angkot covers some area between Tanjung Karang (heart of Bandar Lampung) and an urban area. Currently, routes covered are Tanjung Karang - Garuntang, Tanjung Karang - Teluk Betung, Tanjung Karang - Rajabasa, Tanjung Karang - Sukarame, Tanjung Karang - Langkapura and many... Read More