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Batang is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the north coast of Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Batang, about 100 km west of the province's capital city of Semarang.
People in Batang are mostly Javanese who bilingually speak both Javanese and Indonesian.
The regency comprises both coastal and mountainous landscapes. Batang's town centre is located on the side of the north coast trans Java highway network or widely known as "the Pantura". Economic activities are concentrated along this highway and also in the vicinity of the town square known as "alun-alun". Right in the middle of the square, there is a huge old ficus tree which has become one of the regency's icon.
The regency consists of 12 sub-regencies namely: Batang the town (the capital of the whole regency), Bandar, Bawang, Blado, Gringsing, Limpung, Reban, Subah, Tersono, Tulis, Warungasem and Wonotunggal.