Sawah Besar

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Lapangan Banteng ("Banteng Square"), one of the oldest area of Sawah Besar Subdistrict
Military parade by the statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen at Waterloo Square in Batavia, Dutch East Indies in 1898 during the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina

Sawah Besar (meaning big paddy field) was formerly known as Weltevreden and is a subdistrict of Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. The subdistrict contains one of the oldest area in Jakarta, which is centered on Lapangan Banteng (formerly Waterloo Square during Dutch rule) on the southeast part of Sawah Besar. This historic area includes the former Palace of Daendels (now the Treasury Department Building), Jakarta Cathedral, and the former location of Fort Prins Frederik (now the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta).

Kelurahan (Administrative Villages)[edit]

The subdistrict of Sawah Besar is divided into five kelurahan or administrative villages:

List of important places[edit]

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta and Jakarta Cathedral, both located on the southwest edge of Sawah Besar Subdistrict