When was Jakarta called?

How is Jakarta nicknamed?

The names were either given by the Dutch, the Japanese, as occupiers of the territory, or the government. When Indonesia gained its independence, the capital was formally named Jakarta, although some people still refer to it by its other nicknames, such as ‘Big Durian’ or ‘J-Town’.

What is Jakarta Indonesia known for?

Jakarta is the country’s economic, cultural and political centre and the most populous city not only in Indonesia but in Southeast Asia as a whole. Although the city is known for its heavy traffic and high level of pollution it is filled with an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas.

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