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Jakarta Wikipedia

Jakarta Wikipedia

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JakartaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis article is about the capital city of Indonesia. For other uses, see Jakarta(disambiguation).JakartaDaerah Khusus Ibukota JakartaSpecial Capital Territory of Jakarta(From top, left to right): Jakarta Old Town, Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, Jakarta Skyline,Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Monumen Nasional,Merdeka Palace, Istiqlal MosqueSeal Nickname(s): The Big Durian[1]Motto: Jaya Raya (Indonesian)(Victorious and Great)Jakarta is located in IndonesiaJakartaLocation of Jakarta in IndonesiaCoordinates: 6°12′S 106°48′ECoordinates: 6°12′S 106°48′ECountry IndonesiaProvince JakartaGovernment- Type Special administrative area- Governor Fauzi BowoArea- City 740.28 km2 (285.8 sq mi)- Land 662.33 km2 (255.7 sq mi)- Water 6,977.5 km2 (2,694 sq mi)Elevation 7 m (23 ft)Population (2010)[2] 9,580,000- City 9,580,000- Density 14,464.08/km2 (37,461.8/sq mi)- Metro 26,600,000[3][4]Time zone WIB (UTC+7)Area code(s) +62 21Website www.jakarta.go.id (official site) Enjoy Jakarta (tourism site)Jakarta (English pronunciation: /d
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rtə/;[5]), (formerly Batavia and officially theSpecial Capital Territory of Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Locatedon the northwest coast of Java, it has an area of 661 square kilometres (255 sq mi) and a2010 census count population of 9,580,000.[4] Jakarta is the country's economic, culturaland political centre. It is the most populous city in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia, and isthe tenth-largest city in the world. The urban area, Jabodetabek, is the second largest inthe world. Jakarta is listed as a global city in the 2008 Globalization and World CitiesStudy Group and Network (GaWC) research.[6] The city's name is derived from the Old
 
Javanese word "Jayakarta" which translates as "victorious deed", "complete act", or "complete victory".Established in the fourth century, the city became an important trading port for theKingdom of Sunda. It grew as the capital of the colonial Dutch East Indies. It was madecapital of Indonesia when the country became independent after World War II. It wasformerly known as Sunda Kelapa (397–1527), Jayakarta (1527–1619), Batavia (1619– 1942), and Djakarta (1942–1972). Jakarta has also been known as the Big Durian by mostIndonesians and some foreigners.[7]Landmarks include the National Monument and Istiqlal Mosque. The city is the seat of the ASEAN Secretariat. Jakarta is served by the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport,Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, and Tanjung Priok Harbour; it is connected by several intercity and commuter railways, and served by several bus lines running onreserved busways.Contents[hide]1 History1.1 Pre-colonial era1.2 Colonial era1.3 Independence era2 Administration2.1 Kota or kotamadya (cities) of Jakarta2.2 Government3 Geography and climate3.1 Geography3.2 Climate4 Culture4.1 Museums4.2 Cuisine4.3 Media5 Economy, governance and infrastructure6 Demography6.1 2010 census results7 Tourism and landmarks8 Parks9 Transportation9.1 Road transport9.2 Railway9.3 Air 9.4 Waterway9.5 Sea10 Education11 Sports12 Twin towns and sister cities
 
13 See also14 References15 External links[edit] HistoryMain article: History of JakartaThe 5th century Tugu inscription discovered in Tugu district, North Jakarta[edit] Pre-colonial eraThe area in and around modern Jakarta was part of the fourth century Sundanesekingdom of Tarumanagara, one of the oldest Hindu kingdom in Indonesia.[8] Followingthe decline of Tarumanagara, its territories, including the Jakarta area, became part of theKingdom of Sunda. From 7th to early 13th century port of Sunda is within the sphere of influence of Srivijaya maritime empire. According to the Chinese source, Chu-fan-chi,written circa 1200, Chou Ju-kua reported in the early 13th century Srivijaya still ruledSumatra, the Malay peninsula, and western Java (Sunda). The source reports the port of Sunda as strategic and thriving, pepper from Sunda being among the best in quality. The people worked in agriculture and their houses were built on wooden piles.[9] The harbour area became known as Sunda Kelapa and by the fourteenth century, it was a major trading port for Sunda kingdom.The first European fleet, four Portuguese ships from Malacca, arrived in 1513 when thePortuguese were looking for a route for spices.[10] The Kingdom of Sunda made analliance treaty with Portugal by allowing the Portuguese to build a port in 1522 in order to defend against the rising power of the Sultanate of Demak from central Java.[11] In1527, Fatahillah, a Sumatran Malay warrior from Demak attacked and conquered SundaKelapa, driving out the Portuguese. Sunda Kelapa was renamed Jayakarta,[11] and became a fiefdom of the Sultanate of Banten which became a major Southeast Asiatrading center.The Castle of Batavia, seen from West Kali Besar by Andries Beeckman circa 1656-58Through the relationship with Prince Jayawikarta from the Sultanate of Banten, Dutchships arrived in Jayakarta in 1596. In 1602, the British East India Company's first voyage,commanded by Sir James Lancaster, arrived in Aceh and sailed on to Banten where theywere allowed to build a trading post. This site became the center of British trade inIndonesia until 1682.[12]Jayawikarta is thought to have made trading connections with the English merchants,rivals of the Dutch, by allowing them to build houses directly across from the Dutch buildings in 1615.[13][edit] Colonial eraWhen relations between Prince Jayawikarta and the Dutch deteriorated, Jayawikarta'ssoldiers attacked the Dutch fortress. Prince Jayakarta's army and the British weredefeated by the Dutch, in part owing to the timely arrival of Jan Pieterszoon Coen (J.P.

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