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Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia

Written By Rio Gonzales on Friday, April 13, 2012 | Friday, April 13, 2012

Special Capital Region of Jakarta (DKI Jakarta) is the capital of the Republic of Indonesia. Jakarta is the only city in Indonesia that has province-level status. Jakarta is located in the northwest part of Java Island. Once known as the Sunda Kelapa (before 1527), Jayakarta (1527-1619), Batavia or Jaccatra (1619-1942), and Djakarta (1942-1972).


Jakarta has an area of ​​approximately 661.52 km ², with a total population of 9,588,198 inhabitants (2010). Jakarta metropolitan area (Greater Jakarta) with a population of around 23 million inhabitants, is the largest metropolitan area in Indonesia or a sixth of the world.
Jakarta is located on the north island of Java, at the mouth of the Ci Liwung, Jakarta Bay. Jakarta is located in the lowlands at an average altitude of 8 meters above sea level. This resulted in Jakarta is often flooded. South of Jakarta is a mountainous area with high rainfall. Jakarta crossed by 13 rivers all of which empties into the Bay of Jakarta. The most important river is Ci Liwung, which divides the city into two. Eastern and southern borders Jakarta and West Java provinces in the west bordering the province of Banten.

Thousand Islands is an administrative district located in the Jakarta Bay. Approximately 105 islands located as far as 45 km north of Jakarta.

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