Bandar Lampung (Indonesian bandar, "port city", "transhipment port" of Arabic / Persian Bandar), formerly Tanjungkarang and Telukbetung, with the immediately associated port Panjang, is a town in the southernmost part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with 940,150 inhabitants (2010 survey) and an area of 169.21 square kilometers. It lies at the northern end of the bay, which forms a part of the flow between Sumatra and Java Sunda Strait. Bandar Lampung is the capital of Lampung Province and one of the centers of emigration from overpopulated islands of Java and Bali. 50 km southeast lies the ferry port of bakauheni, immediately northeast of the regional airport Radin Inten II Airport. The Trans-Sumatran Highway connects the city across Sumatra Padang, Medan and Banda Aceh in the north. The city is mainly through the port, administration, processing of agricultural products from the surrounding province (such as palm oil, coffee, pepper, tapioca) and the local and international trade shaped the same. Tours to the volcanic island Krakatoa offered. You can also rent small motor boats to the many small idyllic islands in the bay. 70 km northeast is the remarkable Elephant Training Center in Way Kambas National Park. In the huge explosion of the volcano Krakatoa in 1883 the southern part of Sumatra was flooded by a huge tidal wave that called on Javanese and sumatranischer Page 70,000 deaths and paralyzed daily life due to heavy ash rain for a long time. Normalization occurred again only at the beginning of the 20th century. Bandar Lampung emerged in the early 1980s from the merger of towns and Tanjungkarang Telukbetung, including the overseas port Panjang belongs.
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