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Jakarta: Capital of Indonesia
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. On the northwest coast of the world's most-populous island of Java, it is the centre of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia with a population of 10,770,487 in the city as of 2020. Although Jakarta only covers 699.5 square kilometres (270.1 sq mi), the smallest among any Indonesian provinces, its metropolitan area covers 6,392 square kilometres (2,468 sq mi), and is the world's second-most populous urban area after Tokyo, with a population of about 35.934 million as of 2020. Jakarta's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, have attracted migrants from across the Indonesian archipelago, making it a melting pot of numerous cultures. Jakarta is nicknamed the "Big Durian", the thorny strongly-odored fruit native to the region, seen as the Indonesian equivalent of Big Apple.


Drone footage shows Jakarta cemetery near capacity [Video]

Drone footage shows Jakarta cemetery near capacity

Pondok Ranggon cemetery located in East Jakarta is one of the funeral complexes designated by the Jakarta government as a grave for Covid-19 victims, in addition to another tomb located in West Jakarta..

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Indonesia: Lockdowns back in capital as hospitals near capacity [Video]

Indonesia: Lockdowns back in capital as hospitals near capacity

Jakarta reintroduces lockdown to try to reduce strain on its health system as it tries to cope with the coronavirus.

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A river runs through it: 3D art adds some cheer amid virus gloom in Indonesia [Video]

A river runs through it: 3D art adds some cheer amid virus gloom in Indonesia

A 300-metre long 3D artwork adds beauty and serenity to a neighbourhood in Jakarta. The artists from the independent 'Komunitas Perupa Jakarta' were keen to liven the mood during the ongoing..

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Indonesian Muslims mask up for Eid [Video]

Indonesian Muslims mask up for Eid

With face masks on and body temperatures checked, hundreds of Muslims streamed into a mosque in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday (July 31) to perform morning prayers as the country kicked off..

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Jakarta's motorcycle taxis get backpack shield for virus battle

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Jakarta mosques host Friday prayers for first time in two months

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Indonesia capital conditionally eases some coronavirus restrictions

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Indonesia's COVID-19 battle faces crucial test over Eid holiday

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Indonesia's capital extends coronavirus measures until June 4

Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday extended its large-scale social curbs until June 4, maintaining restrictions that limited public transportation and gatherings in a bid to contain the spread..
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Indonesia to impose VAT on internet giants from July

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Snaking queues at Jakarta airport as crowds ignore distancing rules

Thousands of travellers queued cheek by jowl at an airport terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, ignoring regulations on social distancing and despite an official lockdown slated to..
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Indonesia condemns abuse of its fishermen on Chinese boats

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Indonesia delays September regional elections due to virus

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Burial numbers in Jakarta indicate coronavirus toll is higher than officially reported

Burials in Jakarta remained close to record highs in April, official data showed on Friday, indicating there may have been many more deaths from COVID-19 in the city than have been officially recorded.
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Indonesian doctor's death exposes heartbreaking risks of coronavirus battle

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Indonesia approves large-scale social restrictions for Jakarta: media

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Indonesia capital shuts schools as coronavirus cases spread

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Postcards from Asian airports as coronavirus tightens its grip

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Death toll from floods in Indonesia capital rises to 43

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Indonesia plans cloud seeding to halt rain, floods death toll rises to 43

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Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing

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Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

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