Jakarta

or Dja·kar·ta, Ja·car·ta

[ juh-kahr-tuh ]
/ dʒəˈkɑr tə /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Indonesia, on the northwestern coast of Java.

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Formerly Batavia.
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Jakarta
/ (dʒəˈkɑːtə) /

noun

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
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