Complete list of cities of Indonesia containing around 400 populated locations including cities, towns, and villages. Specially designed for developers and all data is available to fetch via APIs or edit cloning the database. Datasources are Geonames and Wikipedia.
The Law of Indonesia defines a city as a country’s second administrative subdivision, just like regency. However, the difference between these two lies in size, economy and demographic. Normally, the city comes up with non-agricultural activities while regency comes up with a rural area larger than the city. A mayor heads the city, while an administrative city is without its local. The administrative city mayor is appointed by the Governor directly. However, this city type is present in Jakarta only and contains 5 administrative cities and 1 administrative regency.
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Indonesia, officially known as the Republic of Indonesia, is situated between Australia and Southeast Asia. It is also known as the world's largest archipelago. It consists of Sunda Islands, New Guinea’s western half, and contains a total of 17 508 islands.
However, being an archipelago, it is having its land borders with Malaysia's eastern part on the Borneo island, Papua New Guinea in the New Guinea, Timor-Leste on the Timor island. However, the sea border is with the Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, the Indian territory of Nicobar and Andaman, Singapore, and Palau. Indonesian Archipelago is known for trade importance since the 6th and 7th centuries. This was the time when Serivijaia started trade with India and China. Even though Indonesia is densely populated and contains a large population, still it contains vast uninhabited areas. Even more, it is known to be one of the most biodiverse countries worldwide.
As Indonesia is situated in the location between Oceania and Asia, it is making Indonesia a transcontinental nation. However, the country is known as a Republic with president and legislative power elected through universal suffrage.
Since the earlier Christian era’s centuries local rulers absorbed foreign religious, cultural and political models, while Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms flourished.
However, the economy of Indonesia is known to be the 18th largest worldwide and 15th largest in buying power parity.
Well, the capital of Indonesia is being the city of Jakarta, containing a population of about 10 million people. He is a member of G20 and a founding member of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). However, the history of Indonesia is influenced by foreign powers attracted due to its wider natural resources. Muslim Arab traders brought Islam here which is now the most dominant religion in the country. European powers made it possible to bring Christianity as and fought among them to monopolize trade spice during the age of discovery on the Moluccan islands. After 3.5 centuries of Dutch colonialism, the country gained freedom after the second world war. Since then the Indonesian history is turbulent, with challenges posed by political corruption, natural disasters, democratization processes, rapid economic change periods, and separatist movements.
The Indonesian population is distributed among various linguistics, religious and ethnic groups.