Nusantara (planned city)
Proposed capital city
|National Capital of Nusantara|
Ibu Kota Negara Nusantara
|Coordinates: 1°03′40″S 116°40′50″E / 1.06111°S 116.68056°ECoordinates: 1°03′40″S 116°40′50″E / 1.06111°S 116.68056°E|
|• Body||National Capital Authority|
|• Chief||To be announced|
|• Total||2,561.42 km2 (988.97 sq mi)|
|• Core area||561.80 km2 (216.91 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+08:00 (Indonesia Central Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 542|
Nusantara (Indonesian pronunciation: [nusanˈtara]) is a proposed capital region name which will be the next seat of government of Indonesia.
Decision[change | change source]
The current capital Jakarta had challenges include rapid urban growth and flooding. The city is sinking up to 17 cm (6.7 inches) per year. It is also one of the fastest-sinking capitals in the world. In 2019, President Joko Widodo announced that the country's capital would change.
Naming and construction[change | change source]
On 17 January 2022, during a Special Committee Meeting, Minister of National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa said the new nation's capital would be named Nusantara. The following day, the Parliament of Indonesia voted to officially change the capital from Jakarta to Nusantara.
Construction is not expected to start until after the COVID-19 vaccination campaign completes in March 2022.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Media, Kompas Cyber. "Berapa Luas Cakupan Wilayah IKN Nusantara?". KOMPAS.com.
- ↑ "Nusantara Becomes The Name Of The New Capital City, This Is What It Means". VOI.id. 2022-01-17. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
- ↑ "Nusantara Is the Name of Indonesia's New Capital". TheIndonisia.id. 2022-01-17. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
- ↑ "Jakarta – Urban Challenges Overview – Human Cities Coalition". humancities.co. Archived from the original on 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
- ↑ "Cure to sinking Jakarta?". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- ↑ "Jakarta sinks as Indonesian capital and Borneo takes on mantle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
- ↑ Siregar, Kiki (17 January 2022). "Indonesia minister announces name of new national capital in eastern Kalimantan". CNA. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
- ↑ Indonesia names new capital, approving shift from Jakarta
- ↑ "Indonesia to develop new capital city after vaccine drive". 24 Jan 2021.