Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Bantamor Batan

Bantam, or Batan, formerly the large and flourishing capital of a district of the same name in Java. The unhealthiness of the climate led the Dutch to transfer the trade elsewhere in 1816, and a fire completed the work of decay. The harbour is now silted up and useless. The dwarf fowls now familiar in Europe were supposed to have been imported thence.