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Jakarta

About Jakarta

10,187,595 in city
12,804,730 in metro
661 m² (7,115 ft²)
3 m
Jakarta has been called a study in contrasts: traditional and modern, rich and poor, spiritual and wordly stand side by side in this bustling metropolis. Among people who call Jakarta home, one finds representatives of the many diverse ethnic and cultural groups which shape Indonesia, a reminder of the nation’s motto: "Unity in Diversity." You may have to search high and low in this multicultural collage to find one of the proud ethnic Jakartans, called "Orang Betawi." Their language, Betawi Malay, has two variations: conventional Betawi Malay, spoken by elder people and bred in Jakarta, and modern Jakarta Malay, a slang form spoken by the younger generation and migrants. Jakarta is the port of entry for many tourists and business people. It is home to a dynamic contrast between Western-style skyscrapers, modern urban lifestyles and traditional Indonesian culture. Its rapid growth into a metropolitan city reflects the economic, political, social and industrial development of the nation. In recent years, Jakarta has expanded its facilities for visitors with luxury hotels, fine restaurants, exciting nightlife and modern shopping centers. It contains many tourists attractions such as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful "Indonesia in Miniature" Park), restored colonial period buildings, island resorts in the Pula Seribu (Thousand Island), and an extensive beach recreation complex called Ancol.

Metro Cities

Bekasi, Depok, Jakarta, Tangerang

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
895 All Buildings
604
existing
136
under construction
136
planned
19
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Sahid Sudirman Center 846 ft 2015
2 Raffles Jakarta 831 ft 2014
3 The Pakubuwono Signature 827 ft 2014
4 Wisma 46 820 ft 1996
5 BCA Tower 755 ft 2008