Indonesia is a country made up of many islands. It is located in south-east Asia, just above the country of Australia. It has the fourth largest population in the world and has the world’s largest population of Muslims.
What is the capital of Indonesia
The city of Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. It is an ancient city (settlement in the area dates back to at least the 4th century) that was part of an important trade route. It has had many different names, but the Japanese renamed it Jakarta during World War II. The name is from the old Javanese language and means “complete victory.”
The population of the city is just over 9.5 million (as of 2010) and this makes it the largest city in the country. Technically Jakarta is actually a province with five sub regions. It is home to the Indonesian parliament.
Like much of Indonesia, Jakarta has a tropical humid climate with a wet and dry season. Flooding and earthquakes are the most common natural disasters that effect the region. Jakarta has many sister cities including; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and San Francisco.