interesting facts about Jakarta

16 Juicy Facts about Jakarta

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 interesting facts about Jakarta!

Geographical stats…

  1. Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Jah-car-tah.
  3. The total land area of Jakarta is 255 square miles (661 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s a little over 1/3 of the size of London.
  5. Jakarta’s population was 10,323,000 in 2015…
  6. …that’s almost 2 million more than London…
  7. …and gives it a population density of around 40,482 residents per square mile.
  8. Jakarta is located 26 ft above sea level.
  9. Residents of Jakarta are known as Indonesians or specifically Jakartans.
  10. Indonesians living in Jakarta enjoy a tropical monsoon climate with a wet season from October to May, a dry season from June to September and an average annual temperature of 27.6°C.
  11. Looking to fly yourself to Jakarta? You’ll need the coordinates of 6.1745° S, 106.8227° E.
  12. Make sure you visit Thousand Islands if you’re in Jakarta; it’s a cluster of 76 coral islands off the coast of Jakarta, where you can see 144 different species of fish whilst diving or snorkelling, or simply enjoy the sun in the glorious surroundings.

    Social intricacies

    1. The official language of Jakarta is Indonesian.
    2. Indonesian Rupiah is the official currency here.
    3. Whilst in Jakarta it is important to remember not to pat anyone on the head. Whilst in the UK this is often seen as an affectionate thing to do, in Indonesia it is seen as offensive – you have been warned!
    4. Indonesia welcomed 8,802,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Jakarta for its thriving culture, exquisite cuisine and multiple shopping opportunities!

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