West Jakarta

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West Jakarta
Administrative city of West Jakarta
Kota Administrasi Jakarta Barat
Jakarta Old Town, West Jakarta
Jakarta Old Town, West Jakarta
Official seal of West Jakarta
Kampung Kite Kalo Bukan Kite Nyang Ngurusin Siape Lagi (Betawi)
(English: If We Do Not Take Care of Our Hometown, Who Else Will)
Jakarta barat.png
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of Jakarta.svg Jakarta
 • MayorUus Kuswanto
 • Vice MayorYani Wahyu Purwoko
 • Total124.44 km2 (48.05 sq mi)
 • Total2,589,933
 • Density21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)

West Jakarta (Indonesian: Jakarta Barat) is one of the five administrative cities (kota administrasi) which form the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia. West Jakarta is not self-governed and does not have a city council, hence it is not classified as a proper municipality. It had a population of 2,281,945 at the 2010 Census;[2] the latest official estimate (for mid 2019) is 2,589,933.[3] The administrative center of West Jakarta is at Puri Kembangan. The current mayor is Uus Kuswanto.

West Jakarta is bounded by Tangerang Regency and North Jakarta to the north, Central Jakarta to the east, South Jakarta to the south, and Tangerang city to the west.


Jakarta History Museum was housed on the original town hall of 17th-century Batavia.

West Jakarta is famous for its Dutch colonial relics such as Town Hall Building (now Jakarta History Museum in Jakarta Old Town), Chinatown (Glodok) and also a number of old churches, mosques, and fortresses of early Dutch occupation in Batavia at that time.


West Jakarta is subdivided into eight districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census and according to the mid-2019 official estimates:[4]

District Area (km²) Population
(2010 Census)
(2019 Estimate)
2019 (/km²)
Kembangan 24.16 271,985 334,115 13,829.3
Kebon Jeruk 17.98 333,303 383,168 21.310.8
Palmerah 7.51 198,721 206,353 27,477.1
Grogol Petamburan 9.99 222,338 241,564 24,180.6
Tambora 5.40 236,974 241,889 44,794.3
Taman Sari 7.73 109,556 110,252 14,262.9
Cengkareng 26.54 513,920 601,156 22,650.9
Kalideres 30.23 395,148 471,436 15,595.0
Totals 124.44 2,281,945 2,589,933 20,812.7


After South Jakarta, West Jakarta is now designed to become a new business district for the Jakarta area and beyond. Particularly in Kembangan district, malls, entertainment centers, shopping centers, office centers, hospitals, schools has been built. This area becomes a strategic area because it is passed by the circuit of Outer Ring Road Jakarta (Jalan Lingkar Luar Jakarta).


School system[edit]

Like the rest of the city, public school system are available in West Jakarta. State schools such as SDN 01, SDN 03, SMPN 45, SMPN 169, SMPN 22, SMPN 32, SMAN 57, SMAN 65 and many more are located at West Jakarta. Private schools, that may be based on religion, such as Christian-based Bukit Sion International School, BPK Penabur Schools, and Islamic-based school such as Al-Azhar are also located on West Jakarta.

Colleges and universities[edit]

West Jakarta is a home to numerous college and universities, such as Bina Nusantara University, Mercu Buana University, Trisakti University, Tarumanagara University, Podomoro University, and many more.



As Jakarta Old Town is located on West Jakarta, West Jakarta boast some of the famous museums of Jakarta such as Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum, and Museum Bank Indonesia. Recently a modern art Museum MACAN has also opened at West Jakarta.

Shopping malls[edit]



  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.

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Coordinates: 6°10′06″S 106°45′32″E / 6.16833°S 106.75889°E / -6.16833; 106.75889