What do you know about Jakarta?

What kind of city is Jakarta Indonesia?

Jakarta is the dynamic capital city of the Republic of Indonesia, a country composed of more than 17,000 islands with a population of over 210 million.

What is Jakarta main city?

This city is divided into 5 districts, namely Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta Timur, and Jakarta Selatan. The term ‘Jabodetabek’ refers to Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Tangerang-Bekasi – the Greater Jakarta area consists of megacities surrounding the capital.

What is Jakarta known for?

Jakarta is the country’s economic, cultural and political centre and the most populous city not only in Indonesia but in Southeast Asia as a whole. Although the city is known for its heavy traffic and high level of pollution it is filled with an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas.

Why is Jakarta important?

Economically, Jakarta plays several roles. It can be identified first as the national capital and a central place of control for the national economy, then as an administrative centre in its own right, and as a significant industrial hub. In addition, its location as a port makes it an important centre for trade.

What does Jakarta mean in English?

Its name ‘Jakarta’ derives from the word Jayakarta (Devanagari: जयकर्त) which is ultimately derived from the Sanskrit जय jaya (victorious), and कृत krta (accomplished, acquired), thus Jayakarta translates as ‘victorious deed‘, ‘complete act’ or ‘complete victory’.

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What is the culture of Jakarta?

The people are mostly of Malay and Polynesian descent, with over 300 ethnic groups and subgroups represented. Due to its long history as a key trading post, Jakarta is also home to immigrant minorities of Chinese, Arabic and Persian descent.

Why is Jakarta attracted?

Just like many of the world’€™s capital cities, people from the archipelago’€™s many regions flock to Jakarta in search of employment, investment opportunities and leisure activities. The people that make up the rich cultural tapestry of the Big Durian are drawn to the city for all sorts of reasons.

What is South Jakarta known for?

South Jakarta (Indonesian: Jakarta Selatan) is one of the municipalities of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, known for its upscale residential areas and shopping malls, and a part of the city’s business district with tall office buildings and wide boulevards.