List of Indonesian cities by population

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Below is a list of Indonesia's cities with their rank and population. Population in 2010 is official data from 2010 Census released by Badan Pusat Statistik or Indonesian Central Statistics Agency.[1] Population in 2015 is official data from the 2015 Inter-Census Survey, also as released by the Central Statistics Agency.

Cities proper by population[edit]

The Indonesian law defines a city (kota) as a second-level administrative subdivision of the country, similar to regency (kabupaten). The difference between a regency and a city lies in demography, size, and economy. Generally, a city has non-agricultural economic activities, while a regency comprises a rural area larger than a city. A city is headed by a mayor (walikota). An administrative city is a city without its own local legislatures (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah). The mayor of an administrative city is directly appointed by the Governor. This type of city in Indonesia is only found in Jakarta which consisted of 5 administrative cities and 1 administrative regency.[2]

  • Bold: province's capital city
  • Italics: province's largest city
List of cities proper ranked by 2015 population
Rank Cities Province 2010 census
BPS
[3]
2015 census
BPS
[4][5]
1 Surabaya East Java 2,765,487 2,847,480
2 East Jakarta Special Capital Region of Jakarta 2,693,896 2,826,651
3 Bekasi West Java 2,334,871 2,708,721
4 Bandung West Java 2,394,873 2,480,615
5 West Jakarta Special Capital Region of Jakarta 2,281,945 2,460,739
6 Medan North Sumatra 2,097,610 2,209,139
7 South Jakarta Special Capital Region of Jakarta 2,062,232 2,183,905
8 Depok West Java 1,738,570 2,099,989
9 Tangerang Banten 1,798,601 2,043,213
10 North Jakarta Special Capital Region of Jakarta 1,645,659 1,745,697
11 Semarang Central Java 1,555,984 1,698,777
12 Palembang South Sumatra 1,455,284 1,578,582
13 South Tangerang Banten 1,290,322 1,538,970
14 Makassar South Sulawesi 1,338,663 1,447,677
15 Batam Kepulauan Riau 944,285 1,184,978
16 Bogor West Java 950,334 1,046,579
17 Pekanbaru Riau 897,767 1,035,834
18 Bandar Lampung Lampung 881,801 977,686
19 Central Jakarta Special Capital Region of Jakarta 902,973 913,871
20 Padang West Sumatra 833,562 901,305
21 Denpasar Bali 788,589 879,098
22 Malang East Java 820,243 850,904
23 Samarinda East Kalimantan 727,500 811,314
24 Banjarmasin South Kalimantan 625,481 674,739
25 Tasikmalaya West Java 635,464 657,169
26 Serang Banten 577,785 642,205
27 Balikpapan East Kalimantan 557,579 614,663
28 Pontianak West Kalimantan 554,764 606,721
29 Cimahi West Java 541,177 585,931
30 Jambi Jambi 531,857 575,388
31 Surakarta Central Java 499,337 512,056
32 Mataram West Nusa Tenggara 402,843 449,438
33 Manado North Sulawesi 410,481 425,420
34 Yogyakarta Special Region of Yogyakarta 388,627 412,347
35 Cilegon Banten 374,559 411,554
36 Ambon Maluku 331,254 410,207
37 Kupang East Nusa Tenggara 336,239 390,026
38 Palu Central Sulawesi 336,532 367,600
39 Bengkulu Bengkulu 308,544 350,535
40 Kendari Southeast Sulawesi 289,966 346,500
41 Sukabumi West Java 298,681 317,883
42 Cirebon West Java 296,389 307,319
43 Pekalongan Central Java 281,434 296,168
44 Dumai Riau 253,803 285,448
45 Jayapura Papua 256,705 282,766
46 Kediri East Java 268,507 279,901
47 Binjai North Sumatra 246,154 264,440
48 Palangka Raya Central Kalimantan 220,962 259,205
49 Banda Aceh Aceh 223,446 250,227
50 Pematangsiantar North Sumatra 234,698 247,219
51 Tegal Central Java 239,599 245,995
52 Tarakan North Kalimantan 193,370 234,867
53 Banjarbaru South Kalimantan 199,627 233,726
54 Probolinggo East Java 217,062 228,834
55 Sorong West Papua 190,625 225,022
56 Lubuklinggau South Sumatra 201,308 219,180
57 Ternate North Maluku 185,705 212,527
58 Padang Sidempuan North Sumatra 191,531 209,550
59 Singkawang West Kalimantan 186,462 207,144
60 Bitung North Sulawesi 187,652 205,379
61 Tanjung Pinang Kepulauan Riau 187,359 201,992
62 Gorontalo Gorontalo 180,127 201,858
63 Batu East Java 190,184 200,369
64 Pangkal Pinang Bangka Belitung 174,758 195,776
65 Pasuruan East Java 186,262 194,684
66 Lhokseumawe Aceh 171,163 191,104
67 Salatiga Central Java 170,332 183,631
68 Banjar West Java 175,157 181,331
69 Prabumulih South Sumatra 161,984 176,900
70 Madiun East Java 170,964 174,953
71 Palopo South Sulawesi 147,932 168,452
72 Tanjungbalai North Sumatra 154,445 166,782
73 Bontang East Kalimantan 143,683 165,606
74 Langsa Aceh 148,945 165,534
75 Bima West Nusa Tenggara 142,579 159,445
76 Metro Lampung 145,471 158,215
77 Tebing Tinggi North Sumatra 145,248 156,619
78 Baubau Southeast Sulawesi 136,991 154,570
79 Parepare South Sulawesi 129,262 138,604
80 Blitar East Java 131,968 137,866
81 Gunungsitoli North Sumatra 126,202 135,868
82 Pagar Alam South Sumatra 126,181 133,756
83 Payakumbuh West Sumatra 116,825 127,615
84 Mojokerto East Java 120,196 125,657
85 Bukittinggi West Sumatra 111,312 122,395
86 Magelang Central Java 118,227 120,769
87 Kotamobagu North Sulawesi 107,459 119,277
88 Tomohon North Sulawesi 91,553 100,193
89 Tidore North Maluku 90,055 96,910
90 Sungai Penuh Jambi 82,293 87,032
91 Sibolga North Sumatra 84,481 86,499
92 Pariaman West Sumatra 79,043 84,594
93 Subulussalam Aceh 67,446 75,044
94 Tual Maluku 58,082 67,579
95 Solok West Sumatra 59,396 65,951
96 Sawahlunto West Sumatra 56,866 60,136
97 Padang Panjang West Sumatra 47,008 50,875
98 Sabang Aceh 30,653 33,054

Top ten largest urban centres[edit]

The followings are the largest core cities in Indonesia (excluding satellite cities):

Ranking City Region Population Image
1 Jakarta Jakarta 10,075,310 Jakarta Panorama.jpg
2 Surabaya East Java 3,009,800 Aerial of Central Surabaya, early 2018.jpg
3 Bandung West Java 2,575,478 Central Bandung from Dago.jpg
4 Medan North Sumatera 2,241,890 Medan20150219-1.jpg
5 Semarang Central Java 2,067,254 Becak Tugu Muda Semarang Central Java.jpg
6 Palembang South Sumatera 1,455,284 Ampera Bridge at Late Afternoon, Palembang.jpg
7 Makassar South Sulawesi 1,337,800 Tanjung Bunga.jpg
8 Batam Riau Islands 1,290,890 Baloi Batam.png
9 Pekanbaru Riau 1,104,112 Pekanbaru 2019.jpg
10 Bandar Lampung Lampung 1,015,910 Jalan Ikan Hiu Bandar Lampung.JPG

Built-up urban areas[edit]

The followings are the contiguous urban areas in Indonesia, with a population of over one half million, according to Demographia's "World Urban Areas" study. Demographia defines an urban area (urbanised area agglomeration or urban centre) as a continuously built up land mass of urban development that is within a labor market (metropolitan area), without regard for administrative boundaries (city).[6]

Rank Urban area Area
(km2)
Estimated
population[6]
1 Jakarta 3,540 34,540,000
2 Bandung 487 7,065,000
3 Surabaya 911 6,499,000
4 Medan 478 3,632,000
5 Semarang 259 1,992,000
6 Makassar 178 1,952,000
7 Palembang 221 1,889,000
8 Yogyakarta 230 1,568,000
9 Malang 212 1,493,000
10 Denpasar 177 1,389,000
11 Batam 243 1,362,000
12 Pekanbaru 239 1,118,000
13 Surakarta 477 1,106,000
14 Cirebon 105 1,017,000
15 Bandar Lampung 107 978,000
16 Samarinda 102 960,000
17 Padang 99 796,000
18 Banjarmasin 65 710,000
19 Tasikmalaya 62 671,000
20 Pontianak 62 660,000
21 Balikpapan 124 645,000
22 Jambi city 78 595,000
23 Serang 65 585,000
24 Cilegon 122 525,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sensus Penduduk 2010". Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Profil Daerah (Regional profiles)". Indonesian Ministry of Interior.
  3. ^ https://www.citypopulation.de/Indonesia.html
  4. ^ https://www.citypopulation.de/Indonesia.html
  5. ^ 2015 Inter-census Survey by Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta.
  6. ^ a b "Demographia World Urban Areas, 16th Annual Edition" (PDF). February 2020. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2020.