Overview Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia as well as the center of the country's economy. The population in Jakarta has increased significantly over decades. In 1950, the population of Jakarta was less than 1.5 million people. This number quadrupled in 1980.As of 2020, Jakarta has population of 11 million people.

In the absence of a determined urban growth boundary, the urban expansion of Jakarta also spread out continuously away from the coast and has reached over to adjacent administrative cities. Jakarta is the most populous province in Indonesia. The population lives on a land area of 662 square kilometers, with an average density of more than 16,000 people per square kilometer. The population density in Jakarta is 118 times the average national population density.

Recently, Jakarta is also categorized as one of the fastest sinking cities in the world due to rising sea levels and simultaneously experiencing land subsidence.