About Jakarta in Indonesia
Located on the northeast coast of Java, Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. It is the country's political, commercial, industrial, trade and transportation center.
Jakarta is a melting pot of diverse ethnic groups including Javanese, Chinese and Arab.
Tanjungpriok is the largest port in Indonesia, handling most of the country's trade. Jakarta has an international airport - the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. It has a population of around 8.8 million people.
Jakarta has a hot and very humid climate generally all the year round.
Jakarta has a long history with many of historic buildings. On the Merdeka Square, the Jakarta National Monument is the most impressive of Soekarno's great heroes-of-socialism structures.
The old town of Batavia is its original state. It contains many tourist attractions such as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, restored colonial period buildings, island resorts in the Pula Seribu, and Ancol. The Old Portuguese Church and warehouse have been restored into museums. The old Supreme Court building is now a museum housing a fine collection of arts. The old Town Hall now is the History Museum, displaying precious indonesia's old historical documents and furniture of Dutch period.