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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:44 am Post subject: Jakarta city is the capital of Indonesia
Jakarta city is the capital of Indonesia. It is situated on the northwest coast of Java, and is constitutionally a province of the country.
Jakarta boasts one of the best sights in all of South-East Asia: Sunda Kelapa, the old Dutch port, is awash with magnificent Makassar schooners (pinisi) and anyone who spends an early morning here will not forget the experience. Nearby Pasar Ikan, the early-morning fish market, is a colourful scene of busy, bartering crowds. Other sights include Old Batavia, an area of 18th-century houses and streets that are gradually being restored; the Gereja Sion church, which is the oldest in Jakarta; and the zoo with its Komodo dragons and orang-utans.
There are a number of interesting museums including the Indonesian National Museum, which houses an enormous collection of cultural objects from the country's various ethnic groups; and the Jakarta History Museum, which contains memorabilia from the Dutch colonial era. The city's public monuments include the fanciful National Monument (Monas) in Merdeka Square and the Statue of Welcome (known locally as 'Hansel and Gretel').
Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. It was formerly known as Sunda Kalapa (397-1527), Jayakarta (1527-1619), Batavia (1619-1942), and Djakarta (1942-1972). Located on the northwest coast of the Java Island,trip to niagara falls canada it has an area of 661.52 km˛ and an official population of 8,389,443 (2000). Jakarta currently is the eleventh largest city, fifth largest metropolitan area and ninth most densely populated city in the world with 44,283 people per sq mile. Its metropolitan area is called Jabodetabek and contains more than 23 million people, and is part of an even larger Jakarta-Bandung megalopolis.
Jakarta is served by the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Since 2004, Jakarta, under the governance of Sutiyoso, has built a new bus system, which is known as "TransJakarta" or "Busway." Coco Palm Dhuni KolhuJakarta had hoped to establish its newest transportation system, the Jakarta Monorail, in 2007, but the project has been delayed and its completion date will very likely be pushed back. Jakarta also is the location of the Jakarta Stock Exchange and the National Monument.
Jakarta is a dynamic capital city of the republic of Indonesia , a country composed of more than 17,000 islands with a population of over 200 millions. Comprising of over 300 ethnic groups speaking 200 distinct languages and dialects , the Indonesian population exhibit incredible diversity in its linguistic , cultural and religious traditions. As the nation capital, Jakarta is truly “meeting point “ of representatives from troughout of the archipelago. _________________ Shenandoah bed and breakfast
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