Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta (literally: special area of the capital city of Jakarta) is the capital city of Indonesia.
The overall city of Jakarta is considered a special province and headed by a governor. It is divided into five kotamadya (city area), which is headed by a walikota (mayor). The five kotamadya is:
- Jakarta Pusat (Central Jakarta)
- Jakarta Utara (North Jakarta)
- Jakarta Timur (East Jakarta)
- Jakarta Selatan (South Jakarta)
- Jakarta Barat (West Jakarta)
Jakarta is an urban city, home of over ten million people from nearly every part of Indonesia and also from other countries. Jakarta is originally the home of the Betawi people, a type of Melayu people. But in recent times, these people are already intermarried and some are forced to live in rural area because of the urban condition of Jakarta. With this kind of urban condition, Jakarta is facing a severe problem of homeless people, unemployment, poverty, and crimes. The local government has been trying to reduce the problem of homeless people, beggars, and people coming from other parts of Indonesia in search of work, by sending them back to their home area, issuing regulations, and doing unannounced examinations of documents and id cards in street traps or from house to house.
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- ^ Jakarta Online
- ^ Jakarta, Indonesia, UN-Habitat website
- ^ Who owns Jakarta? Planet Mole website (August 1st, 2006)
- ^ Asian Human Rights Commission - Religious Groups for Human Rights (see number 4)
- ^ Photo Essay: Homeless Children in Jakarta, by James Nachtwey
- ^ We must tackle root problems to stop unemployment boom, The Jakarta Post (September 25th, 2006)
- ^ The Garbage Ring - Jakarta Indonesia, by Jonathan McIntosh, Summer 2004
- ^ Moves to control the rising crime rate in Jakarta, Radio Singapore International website
- ^ Indonesia: Stop Abusive Forced Evictions of Urban Poor in Jakarta, Human Rights Watch website (September 6th, 2006)