Where is Jakarta being moved to?

Is Jakarta moving to Borneo?

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s president announced Monday that the country’s capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans.

Is Jakarta sinking?

Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea-level rise. But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. … Today, Jakarta is the world’s fastest-sinking city.

What country is moving their capital?

Last year, Indonesia’s government announced that it would be moving its capital from Jakarta to the East Kalimantan region on Borneo Island – an island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago shared with Myanmar and Brunei.

What will happen to Jakarta?

But that would be wrong. The country’s latest tribulation has shaken people: Jakarta is sinking into the sea. In 2030, it will be the world’s most populous city, surpassing Tokyo, but just two decades later — in 2050 — it will also probably be largely under water. Already, at least 20% of the city sags below sea level.

Why Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia?

Jakarta has functioned as the national capital since Indonesia began to realize its independence in late 1949. Known as Batavia, it served before that, since early 17th century, as the center for Dutch East Indies colonial rule.

IT\'S FUNNING:  What are the big lizards in Thailand?