Jakarta, formerly (until 1949) Batavia or (1949–72) Djakarta, largest city and capital of Indonesia. Jakarta lies on the northwest coast of Java at the mouth of the Ciliwung (Liwung River), on Jakarta Bay (an embayment of the Java Sea).
What is Indonesian capital city?
Why did Indonesia change its capital?
Why is it moving the capital? Widodo says that the relocation is about addressing inequality and relieving some of the burden on Jakarta, and the island of Java. Java is home to 60% of the country’s population and more than half of its economic activity. … Indonesia’s capital is also sinking.
Is Borneo a part of Indonesia?
Covering an area of roughly 287,000 square miles, Borneo is the third-largest island in the world. It is divided into four political regions: Kalimantan belongs to Indonesia; Sabah and Sarawak are part of Malaysia; a small remaining region comprises the sultanate of Brunei.
Which city in Australia is closest to Indonesia?
Why is Jakarta no longer capital?
As well as dire problems of pollution and traffic congestion, Jakarta suffers from severe subsidence, which makes the coastal city extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels. …