West Jakarta

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West Jakarta
Administrative city
Administrative city of West Jakarta
Kota Administrasi Jakarta Barat
West Jakarta skyline
West Jakarta skyline
Seal of West Jakarta.jpg
Seal
Motto: Kampung Kite Kalo Bukan Kite Nyang Ngurusin Siape Lagi
(meaning: If we don't take care of our hometown, who else will)
Jakarta barat.png
Country  Indonesia
Province Coat of arms of Jakarta.svg Jakarta
Government
 • Mayor Anas Effendi
Area
 • Total 129.54 km2 (50.02 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,278,825
 • Density 18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website barat.jakarta.go.id

West Jakarta (Indonesian: Jakarta Barat) is is one of the five administrative cities (kota) which form Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia. It had a population of 2,278,825 at the 2010 Census; the administrative center at Puri Kembangan.

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

History[edit]

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 mosques and fortresses of early Dutch occupation in Batavia at that time.

Jakarta History Museum

Economy[edit]

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

West Jakarta at sunset

Subdistricts[edit]

West Jakarta is divided into 8 subdistricts:

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