Total area of Jakarta Special Province is 650 square kms with the position from 106o22'42'' to 106o58'18'' East and from -5o19:12'' to -5o25'54'' South. The position of the land from the sea level is from 0 meter at Tanjung Priok Sea Port area to 50 meters above sea level, especially high place at south Jakarta. The more south the more higher the land altitude. The area of Jakarta city is located on the north west of west Java province on the bay protected on the east by the cape of Karawang and on the west by the area of east Teluk Naga which protrudes deep to the sea. The whole area of Jakarta is encircled by the area of Kabupaten Bekasi on the east, south and west sides. On the north is Java sea protected by about 60 small islands scattered at the straight line of North - South of Kabupaten Tanggerang known as Kepulauan Seribu.
Most of the city area includes
the northern shore are flat land with low level, and
toward the southern area the land is elevating to higher
level from sea level. The city is splitted by a river
called Ciliwung which starts at highland of Bogor and
Puncak, a place aroung 70 kms south of Jakarta city.
The land condition of Jakarta is subject of yearly flooding,
especially the lowland used as the housing by the poorer
people along the river sides such as Ciliwung river.
According to the report of research on Pulau Seribu,
one is the Kecamatan district of Jakarta, the pollution
of wastes such as plastic are threatening the aquatic
life along Jakarta bay. The whole city is divided into
5 municipalities at the same level as Kabupaten, those are
North Jakarta municipality, east Jakarta municipality,
south Jakarta municipality, central Jakarta, and west
Jakarta municipality. For those 5 municipalities are
administrated under the province of Jakarta and headed
by a governor. Each municipality is divided into some
smaller unit of administration called Kecamatan. Each
Kecamatan is divided into more smaller unit of administration
called Kelurahan which covers up to the smallest units
of administration such as settlement units called RT and RW.
The land of Jakarta as part of tropical area of Indonesia has the same characteristic in temperature and season as other part of West Indonesia region. Temperature range daily between 30oC to 34oC, but in 2006 for the first time it is recorded the highest heat of 37oC.
The number of population of Jakarta in 2006 is 8.755.700 persons, which places Jakarta as one of the biggest city in Asia in terms of population number. If we see the development of population in Jakarta, it shows a remendous growth ratio, from around 534.823 in 1941, reached 1.432.085 after 10 years in 1950, 2.910.858 in 1960, 4.437.135 in 1970, 6.480.654 in 1980, 8.227.746 in 1990, and 8.385.639 in the year of 2000. Detail table of population number every year has been published by the government of Jakarta. The fast growth of population in Jakarta come from the urbanization where people from all parts of Indonesia move to the city to look for better job. Not only skill people who have moved to the city but also unskilled people without any guarantee that they will be able to find suitable job. This urbanization has caused major problem to the environment such as unemployment, pollution and criminal. The government has issued a regulation for those who want to come to the city with at least the guarantee she/he has the suitable job according to his/her skill
Hotels are rich within Jakarta from cheap to luxury five star hotels are available in almost all parts of the city including hotels which are located close to the international airport of Cengkareng. For travellers who has not good flight connection can use some hotels available near airport.
National monument is the symbol of the independence standing proudly in the center of the city. See the city from the top See more
Sunda Kelapa is ancient port which is still well preserved with now special port for phinisi tradisional ships. This reminds us about the sea trade in the course of early Christian Era See more
Old Batavia town is the oldest area of the city founded in the year of 1700 by Dutch VOC preserving the European middle and modern age architectures See more
Shopping Paradise ! Jakarta city is well known for its' shopping travel. Giant shopping centers such as Mangga Dua and Tanah Abang are among the most famous places, besides cheap prices, also variation of goods and services available both retails and groceries are among the most complete.
See general map of Jakarta city with complete information on the places of interest indicated on the map within government administrative border.
Hotel Reservation in all areas of Jakara city starting from budget hotels Central Jakarta - South Jakarta - North Jakarta - West Jakarta - Jakarta Airport. Within the administration of greater Jakarta city are known many areas with its' specific character of location, type of business, certain trend of development, history, and level of advancement. One can find what is the area and hotel factility on those areas such as Ancol, China Town, Mangga Dua, Kemang and others. Short description of these areas with travel facilities can be seen here
Exploring historic part or modern life style of Jakarta city, one can now choose some type of packages which are the most efficient way or relaxing manner if time more permitting. Starting from only hiring a vehicle with driver up to fully organized all inclusive tour packages.
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