Jakarta

Capital and province of Indonesia
trends
MayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober0500
inception
June 22, 1527
alias
Special Capital Region of Jakarta
JKT
official name
Батавія (belarusian)
start time
1619
end time
1950
Jakarta (indonesian)
Jakarta (javanese)
native label
Jakarta (indonesian)
Jakarta (javanese)
demonym
Jakartan (english)
coordinate location
latitude-6.215
longitude106.845
precision0
population
1990199520002005201020159M10M
10,348,348
point in time
2017
preferred
9,769,000
point in time
2014
9,607,787
point in time
2010
8,361,079
point in time
2000
8,259,266
point in time
1990
elevation above sea level
8 ± 1 metre
16 metre
area
662 ± 1 square kilometre
postal code
10110–14540
19110–19130
official website
locator map image
location map
flag image
coat of arms image
media
local dialing code
021
Dewey Decimal Classification
2--59822
licence plate code
B
Commons category
Jakarta
Commons maps category
Maps of Jakarta
page banner
Wikipedia creation date
10/28/2001
Wikipedia incoming links count
Wikipedia opening text
Jakarta (/dʒəˈkɑːrtə/; Indonesian pronunciation: [dʒaˈkarta]), officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Indonesian: Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Situated on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java, it is the centre of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia with a population of more than ten million as of 2014[update]. Albeit only covers 699.5 square kilometres (270.1 sq mi), the smallest among any Indonesian provinces, its metropolitan area covers 6,392 square kilometres (2,468 sq mi); it is the world's second most populous urban area after Tokyo, with a population of about 30 million as of 2010[update]. Jakarta's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, have attracted migrants from across the Indonesian archipelago, making it a melting pot of numerous cultures. Jakarta is nicknamed the "Big Durian", the thorny strongly-odored fruit native to the region, as the city is seen as the Indonesian equivalent of New York (Big Apple). Established in the fourth century as Sunda Kelapa, the city became an important trading port for the Sunda Kingdom. It was the de facto capital of the Dutch East Indies when it was known as Batavia. Jakarta is officially a province with special capital region status, though it is commonly referred to as a city. Its provincial government consists of five administrative cities and one administrative regency. Jakarta is an alpha world city and is the seat of the ASEAN secretariat, making it an important city for international diplomacy. Financial institutions such as the Bank of Indonesia, Indonesia Stock Exchange, and corporate headquarters of numerous Indonesian companies and multinational corporations are located in the city. Jakarta has grown more rapidly than Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Beijing. In 2017, the city's GRP PPP was estimated at US$483.4 billion. Jakarta's prime challenges include rapid urban growth, ecological breakdown, gridlocked traffic, congestion, and flooding. Additionally, Jakarta is sinking up to 17 cm (6.7 inches) per year, which, coupled with the rising of sea levels, has made the city more prone to flooding. It is also one of the fastest-sinking capitals in the world. In August 2019, President Joko Widodo announced a move of the capital to the province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.
Wikipedia redirect
Jakarta, Indonesia
Djakarta
Djarkarta
Jayakarta
Calapa
DKI Jakarta
Jacarta
Jakarta Special Capital Region
Jakarda
Jakarta, Java
ID-JK
Jakarta Province
DKI Jaya
City of Jakarta
City of Djakarta
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Djarkata
City Jakarta
Batavia, Indonesia
Special Capital Region of Jakarta
Jakartanese
Names of Jakarta
Jacatra
Special Capital Region of Batavia
Geography of Jakarta
Healthcare in Jakarta
Wikipedia URL
Wikivoyage URL
administrative code of Indonesia
archINFORM location ID
Comic Vine ID
Dizionario di Storia Treccani ID
Encyclopædia Britannica Online ID
Encyclopædia Universalis ID
Facebook Places ID
Freebase ID
GeoNames ID
GND ID
Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana ID
Great Russian Encyclopedia Online ID
ISO 3166-2 code
ID-JK
Klexikon article ID
Library of Congress authority ID
National Diet Library Auth ID
National Library of Israel identifier
NKCR AUT ID
OmegaWiki Defined Meaning
OSM relation ID
Quora topic ID
TDV İslam Ansiklopedisi ID
UK Parliament thesaurus ID
VIAF ID
Who's on First ID
YSO ID
external links