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Jakarta Population

Formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is also known as Djakarta or DKI Jakarta. Jakarta and Batavia is the largest city of Indonesia. Jakarta covers an area 661 square kilometers. Jakarta has been on the road to development over four ninety years and is the ninth largest country in terms of population. Jakarta population is approximately 13,194,000. Jakarta has 44,283 people per square mile.

The metropolitan center of Jakarta is known as Jabotabek , which is home to more than 23 million people and it constitutes of an even greater Jakarta-Bandung megalopolis. The languages spoken in Jakarta are Bahasa and Betawi Indonesian. The major international airport of Jakarta is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Since 2004 Jakarta has developed its transportation system known as TransJakarta" or "Busway and this year Jakarta will have its first monorail.

Components of Jakarta population:
  -  Owing to its rich culture and political significance, Jakarta is a huge draw for foreign tourists and domestic immigrants. As a consequence Jakarta boasts of a cosmopolitan population which is diverse in nature.
  -  Jakarta is home to several immigrants from Java. The people carry with them a variety of dialects of the Javanese and Sundanese languages besides their age old customs and habits.
  -  The people of Batavia known as Orang Betawi or Betawi is a term used to denote the descendants of the inhabitants of Batavia since the 18th century. The Betawi people are descendants of diverse South East Asian groups came to Batavia in search of employment. The immigrants were inclusive of people from other parts of   -  Indonesia. Their culture, habits and language is different from those who speak Sundanese or Javanese.
  -  Jakarta is a land of diverse communities. The Chinese community has been living in Jakarta over centuries. The Chinese community constitutes of 6% of the total population.
  -  The other major groups of Jakarta are Minangkabau people, the Bataks, the Manadonase, and people from Sulawesi and the Ambonase.
  -  As a result of its rich diverse culture, Jakarta is home to much regional talent. Several performance centers like Senayan center provide a platform to exercise their talents.
  -  The people of Indonesia consider the head sacred and patting on the head as impolite. Shaking hands is a symbol of greeting somebody.
  -  The city is dotted with major international fast food restaurants. This signifies that Jakarta is open to major international influences in politics and culture.