Jakarta is the capital, the largest city, and the most populous city in Indonesia. It is a city that never sleeps. It has population of about 11 millions in an area 664 KM square. On weekday, lots of people from metropolitan suburbs area (Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi) come to Jakarta for work. On weekend, lots of people from Jakarta come to Puncak and Bandung for Holiday.
Not only a capital city, Jakarta is also a province in its own right having its own Governor who leads 5 municipalities and one District, being the Central, North, West, South and East Jakarta Municipalities and the District of the Thousand Islands.
Jakarta was born on 22nd of June, 1527, when Fatahillah, a Javanese general from Demak Kingdom attacked Portuguese and conquered Sunda Kelapa (an important port). After that, Sunda Kelapa was renamed Jayakarta, means glorious city. In the Dutch colonial period (started in 1619), Jan Pieterszoon Coen, the Governor General of Dutch East Indies, destroyed Jayakarta and built a town and renamed it Batavia.
- City area: 664.00 km2
- Population: 11,374,022
- Name: Sunda Kelapa (397-1527), Jayakarta (1527-1619), Batavia (1619-1942), and Djakarta (1942-1972)
- Landmark: National Monument (Tugu Monas)
- Food: Kerak telor (omelette from egg cooked with glutinous rice and served with shredded coconut and a dried shrimp topping), Soto betawi (coconut milk broth with beef tendons, intestines, tripe), Gado-gado (salad of slightly boiled or steamed vegetables, eggs, fried tofu and tempe, and lontong/rice served with a peanut sauce dressing)
- Shopping centers: Grand Indonesia, Tanah Abang blok A, Pacific Place, ITC Mangga Dua
- Cities: Central Jakarta, East Jakarta, North Jakarta, South Jakarta, West Jakarta
Whether you come for business, traveling, shopping, concerts or participate in Sports competitions, Jakarta promises an array of things to enjoy and do. Let's enjoy Jakarta!