Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI 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 10,187,595 as of November 2011. Jakarta has been established for more than 490 years and now is the ninth most dense city in the world with 15,400 people per km².
|Special Capital Region of Jakarta|
Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta
Jaya Raya (Sanskrit)
(meaning: Victorious and Great)
Location of Jakarta in Indonesia
|As Jayakarta||22 June 1527:154|
|As Batavia||4 March 1621|
|As Jakarta||8 August 1942|
|As DKI||28 August 1961|
|• Type||Special administrative area|
|• Governor||Anies Baswedan|
|• Deputy Governor||Vacant|
|• Legislative||Jakarta Regional People's Representative Council|
|• Special Capital Region||661.5 km2 (255.4 sq mi)|
|• Metro||6,392 km2 (2,468 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Special Capital Region||10,075,310|
|• Density||14,464/km2 (37,460/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||4,383/km2 (11,350/sq mi)|
|Demonyms||Jakartan, Indonesian: warga Jakarta, orang Jakarta|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 21|
|HDI rank||1st (2017)|
|GDP PPP (2016)||$483.4 billion|
|Police||Polda Metro Jaya|
Jakarta's first name was Sunda Kelapa. Before the Dutch came, it was renamed the city Jayakarta, starting in 1527. In 1619 the Dutch renamed the city Batavia. It was called Jakarta by the Japanese during World War 2.
Jakarta's challenges include rapid urban growth and flooding. 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. In 2019, President Joko Widodo announced a move of the capital to East Kalimantan, an Indonesian province on the island of Borneo.
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