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About Jakarta

Welcome to our exciting mega-city! While preserving many cultural interests unique to our city and Indonesia, you can find almost all modern amenities of other large prominent cities here.

Fun Facts About Jakarta:

  1. Jakarta is located on the Indonesian island of Java.
  2. It is the capital and the largest city of Indonesia.
  3. Jakarta officially is not a city. It is a province which has been given the special status of being the capital.
  4. The number of people residing in greater Jakarta is estimated at 23 million, making it the fourth largest urban area in the world.
  5. There are about 13 rivers flowing through Jakarta. The most important river is the Ciliwung River, which divides the city into two parts:  the western and eastern hemispheres.
  6. Jakarta was once part of the Dutch East India Company and gained its independence in 1945.
  7. Jakarta is sometimes called “The Big Durian” by foreigners resident in the city.
  8. Jakarta provides the gateway to many islands, which offer different cultures, jungles, beaches and adventure.
  9. Jakarta can be divided into three sections – the old town in the north, with Javanese, Chinese, and Arab quarters; central Jakarta, with high-rise buildings; and a modern residential garden suburb in the south.
  10. Before Jakarta earned the name it has today, it was initially named Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta, Batavia and Djakarta.

Let us give you a glimpse of what you can experience in Jakarta.

For more information visit Wonderful Indonesia.

Photographs: Wikipedia

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