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Special Capital Region of Jakarta
Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta
From top, left to right: Jakarta Old Town, Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, Jakarta Skyline, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Monumen Nasional, Merdeka Palace, Istiqlal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral
Flag of Jakarta
Coat of arms of Jakarta
Official logo of Jakarta
Jaya Raya (Sanskrit)
(meaning: Victorious and Great)
Location of Jakarta in Indonesia
Location of Jakarta in Indonesia
Jakarta is located in Java
Location in Java and Indonesia
Jakarta is located in Indonesia
Jakarta (Indonesia)
Jakarta is located in Asia
Jakarta (Asia)
Coordinates: 6°12′S 106°49′E / 6.200°S 106.817°E / -6.200; 106.817
Country Indonesia
Established397 AD[4]: 116 
As Jayakarta22 June 1527[4]: 154 
As Batavia4 March 1621[5]
As Jakarta8 August 1942[5]
As DKI28 August 1961[6]
 • TypeSpecial administrative area
 • GovernorHeru Budi Hartono
 • Deputy GovernorVacant
 • LegislativeJakarta Regional People's Representative Council
 • Special Capital Region661.5 km2 (255.4 sq mi)
 • Metro
6,392 km2 (2,468 sq mi)
 • Rank34th
8 m (26 ft)
 • Special Capital Region10,562,088
 • Rank6th
 • Density15,906.5/km2 (41,198/sq mi)
 • Metro33,430,285
 • Metro density4,733/km2 (12,260/sq mi)
DemonymsJakartan, Indonesian: warga Jakarta, orang Jakarta
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postal Code
Area code(+62) 21
Vehicle registrationB
HDIIncrease 0.801(Very High)
HDI rank1st (2017)
GDP PPP (2016)Increase$483.4 billion[9]
PolicePolda Metro Jaya

Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Indonesian: Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta), is the largest and the capital city of Indonesia. It is on the northwest coast of the island of Java, it has an area of 661.52 km² and a population of 10,562,088 as of 2020.[7] Jakarta has been established for more than 490 years. It is the ninth most dense city in the world with 15,900 people per km².

Jakarta's first name was Sunda Kelapa. Before the Dutch came, it was renamed to Jayakarta, starting in 1527. In 1619 the Dutch renamed the city Batavia. It was called Jakarta by the Japanese during World War 2.

Jakarta has a tropical monsoon climate (Am in the Köppen climate classification).

Jakarta's challenges include rapid urban growth and flooding.[10] Additionally, Jakarta is sinking up to 17 cm (6.7 inches) per year. It is also one of the fastest-sinking capitals in the world.[11] In 2019, President Joko Widodo said that the capital would be moved to East Kalimantan, an Indonesian province on the island of Borneo.[12] On 18 January 2022, the Parliament of Indonesia approved a bill to change the country's capital from Jakarta to Nusantara.[13]

References[change | change source]

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  3. Sungkar, Aulia R. (April 2012). "A Day on the J-Town". Jetstar Magazine. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Iguchi, Masatoshi (2017). Java Essay: The History and Culture of a Southern Country. Troubador Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-78462-885-7.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Matanasi, Petrik (30 December 2016). "Pada Tanggal Inilah Batavia Menjadi Jakarta". tirto.id (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  6. "PEMERINTAHAN DAERAH KHUSUS IBUKOTA JAKARTA RAYA" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Hasil Sensus Penduduk 2020" [2020 Population Census Results] (PDF) (in Indonesian). Statistics Indonesia. 21 January 2021. p. 9. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  8. "Basis Data Pusat Pengemangan Kawasan Perkotaan" [Urban Area Development Center database]. perkotaan.bpiw.pu.go.id. Archived from the original on 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2022-08-03.
  9. "Statistik Indonesia 2016" (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Badan Pusat Statistik. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  10. "Jakarta – Urban Challenges Overview – Human Cities Coalition". humancities.co. Archived from the original on 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  11. "Cure to sinking Jakarta?". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  12. "Jakarta sinks as Indonesian capital and Borneo takes on mantle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  13. Indonesia names new capital, approving shift from Jakarta

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