Facts about Jakarta

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 237.6 million (according to the 2010 national census). Comprising more than 300 ethnic groups speaking 200 distinct languages and dialects, the Indonesian population exhibits incredible diversity in its linguistic, cultural and religious traditions. As the nation's capital, Jakarta is truly a "meeting point" of representatives from throughout the archipelago.

Jakarta is the lively social, cultural, economic and political hub of the nation, carrying legacy of more than 30 years of uninterrupted economic expansion. It is home to many of the country€™s finest research institutions, educational facilities and cultural organizations, and uniquely serves both as the seat of national as well as regional government.StrategicaIly positioned on the west side of the island of Java, the Capital City is the principal gateway to the rest of Indonesia. From Jakarta, sophisticated land, air and sea transport are available to the rest of the country.

Over the last several decades, Jakarta has proudly developed into one of Asia's most prominent metropolitan centers. With a current population of over nine million people, Jakarta has undergone dramatic growth.

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