or Dja·kar·ta, Ja·car·ta
- a seaport in and the capital of Indonesia, on the NW coast of Java.
- East Indies(def 1).
- Republic of. Formerly Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies. a republic in the Malay Archipelago consisting of 13,677 islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, the S part of Borneo, the W part of New Guinea, the Moluccas, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali, and Madura: gained independence from the Netherlands in 1949. 741,098 sq. mi. (1,919,443 sq. km). Capital: Jakarta.
Origin of Indonesia
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He was “unreachable” and believed to be living in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to the Grosseto court clerk.Costa Concordia Captain: I’m A Scapegoat For Carnival Cruise Lines
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March 11, 2014
Andrew's latest engagement is in Indonesia, wher he attended a dinner at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta.Prince Andrew's Lonely Globetrotting Life
September 19, 2013
The students in Jakarta or Seoul who are eager to use their knowledge to benefit mankind.Obama’s Stirring U.N. Speech: John Avlon
September 25, 2012
The students in Jakarta and Seoul who are eager to use their knowledge to benefit humankind.Full Text of Obama's Speech to the UN -- Update: Video Added
September 25, 2012
French authorities have been sent to Jakarta to aid Russian and Indonesian investigators looking into the crash.Russia’s SuperJet Crash in Indonesia Raises Questions of Cause
May 11, 2012
- the capital of Indonesia, in N West Java: founded in 1619 and ruled by the Dutch until 1945; the chief trading centre of the East in the 17th century; University of Indonesia (1947). Pop: 8 347 083 (2000)Former name (until 1949): Batavia Former spelling: Djakarta
- a republic in SE Asia, in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of the main islands of Sumatra, Java and Madura, Bali, Sulawesi (Celebes), Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, the Moluccas, part of Timor, part of Borneo (Kalimantan), Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), and over 3000 small islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans: became the Dutch East Indies in 1798; declared independence in 1945; became a republic in 1950; East Timor (illegally annexed in 1975) became independent in 2002. Parts of Sumatra suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Official language: Bahasa Indonesia. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: rupiah. Capital: Jakarta. Pop: 251 160 124 (2013 est). Area: 1 919 317 sq km (741 052 sq miles)Former names (1798–1945): Dutch East Indies, Netherlands East Indies
Republic and archipelago in Southeast Asia comprising over thirteen thousand islands and extending three thousand miles from Malaysia toward Australia, between the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. It includes several of the world's largest islands (see Borneo, Java, New Guinea, and Sumatra). Its capital is Djakarta.