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:
- Jakarta is located on the Indonesian island of Java.
- It is the capital and the largest city of Indonesia.
- Jakarta officially is not a city. It is a province which has been given the special status of being the capital.
- The number of people residing in greater Jakarta is estimated at 23 million, making it the fourth largest urban area in the world.
- 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.
- Jakarta was once part of the Dutch East India Company and gained its independence in 1945.
- Jakarta is sometimes called “The Big Durian” by foreigners resident in the city.
- Jakarta provides the gateway to many islands, which offer different cultures, jungles, beaches and adventure.
- 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.
- 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.
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