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Coordinates: 6°10′30″S 106°49′43″E / 6.17500°S 106.82861°E / -6.17500; 106.82861

Jabodetabek or Greater Jakarta is an official and administrative definition of the urban area or megacity surrounding the Indonesian capital city, Jakarta. The original term "Jabotabek" dated from the late 1970s and was revised to "Jabodetabek" in 1999 when "De" (for "Depok") was inserted into the name following its formation. It finally included DKI Jakarta, five cities and three regencies.[3]

Jakarta metropolitan area

Location of Jakarta metropolitan area
Coordinates: 6°10′30″S 106°49′43″E / 6.17500°S 106.82861°E / -6.17500; 106.82861
Country Indonesia
Province Banten
 West Java
Core cityJakarta
Satellite subregionsBekasi
Bekasi Regency
Bogor Regency
South Tangerang
Tangerang Regency
 • Metro
6,392 km2 (2,468 sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density4,957.7/km2 (12,840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area codes(62)21, (62)251
Vehicle signA, B, F
GRP2015 estimate
NominalUSD 228,398 billion [2]
PPAPUSD 724,200 billion (1st in Indonesia
Highest elevation 3,019 m/9,905 ft (Mount Pangrango, in Bogor Regency)

The area comprises Jakarta and parts of West Java and Banten provinces, specifically the three regencies Bekasi Regency and Bogor Regency in West Java, and Tangerang Regency in Banten. The area also included Bogor, Depok, Bekasi, Tangerang and South Tangerang city. The name of the region is taken from the first two (or three) letters of each city's name: Jabo(de)tabek from Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi.

The population of Jabodetabek, with an area of 6,392 km2 (2,468 sq mi), was over 28.0 million according to the Indonesia 2010 Census,[4] and by January 2014 was officially estimated to have increased to over 30.0 million[5] making it the most populous region in Indonesia, as well as the second most populous urban area in the world after Tokyo. The population share of Jabodetabek to national population increased from 6.1% in 1961 to 11.26% in 2010.[6]

The region is the center of government, culture, education, and economy of Indonesia. It has pulled many people from throughout Indonesia to come, live and work. Its economic power makes Jabodetabek the country's premier center for finance, manufacture and commerce.

The region was established in 1976 through Presidential Instruction No. 13 in response to the needs to sustain the growing population of the capital city. Indonesia's government established the Jabotabek Cooperation Body (Badan Kerjasama Pembangunan) of the joint secretariat of Government of DKI Jakarta and West Java province.[7]


Greater JakartaEdit

The generic term Greater Jakarta refers to the urban region surrounding Jakarta, it is not specific to any official or administrative designations. On the contrary, dependent on context, it may refer to the built-up area around Jakarta.


Among the inhabitants, approximately 10.135 million lived in Jakarta in January 2014; about 8.84 million in the five cities of Bogor, Depok, Bekasi, Tangerang and South Tangerang; and about 11.115 million in the three regencies (Bekasi Regency, Tangerang Regency and Bogor Regency).[8] The population is steadily increasing due to migration from other parts of Indonesia.[9] The proportion of core city (Jakarta) population to the total population of metropolitan area also declined significantly. In 2010, the population of Jakarta was only 35.5% of the total population of Jabodetabek area, continuing the trend of decline from 54.6% in 1990 to 43.2% in 2000. And there has been a shift of arrival-destination for incoming migrants, from Jakarta city to other cities in the Jabodetabek area. Today about 20% of Indonesia's urban population is concentrated in the Jabodetabek area.[2]



Province Area



(2010 census)


(2015 estimate)



Bekasi City West Java 210 2,378,211 2,714,825 12,928
Bekasi Regency West Java 1,270 2,629,551 3,246,013 2,556
Bogor City West Java 109 952,406 1,047,922 9,614
Bogor Regency West Java 2,664 4,779,578 5,459,668 2,049
Depok City West Java 200 1,751,696 2,106,102 10,530
Jakarta Jakarta 664 9,588,198 10,154,134 15,292
South Tangerang City Banten 151 1,303,569 1,543,209 10,220
Tangerang City Banten 164 1,797,715 2,047,125 12,482
Tangerang Regency Banten 960 2,838,621 3,370,594 3,511
Jabodetabek 6,392 28,019,545 31,689,592 4,957.7


  • 2010 decennial census [10]
  • 2015 BPS Banten [11]
  • 2015 BPS West Java [12]


Jabodetabek on left in blue and magenta; Greater Bandung on right, Jakarta and 4 cities in blue, 3 suburban regencies in magenta, green diagonals mark sprawl areas outside Jabodetabek: Serang and Karawang Regencies

Nowadays, the role of Jabodetabek in the national economy is still dominant although the decentralization policy has been implemented since Reformasi in 1998. The region accounts for 25.52% of total national gross domestic product and 42.8% to the total GDP of Java Island in 2010.[6] Central Jakarta, South Jakarta and Bekasi have respectively accounts for 4.14%; 3.78% and 2.11% of total national GDP.[13] There are three dominant sectors which have high contribution to the total Jabodetabek's GDP comprising: industrial sector (28.36%), financial sector (20.66%) as well as trade, hotel and restaurant sectors (20.24%).[7] Based on the contribution of each sector to the total national GDP in 2010, Jabodetabek contributed 41.87% for finance sector, 33.1% for construction and building, as well as 30.86% for transportation.[6]

Prime business and commercial centers is "Golden Triangle" in central Jakarta. There are country's premier financial center, SCBD, Mega Kuningan, Rasuna Epicentrum as well as along Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto and Jalan HR Rasuna Said.[14] Jakarta's Golden Triangle also known to expatriates and local populates as a lifestyle center of the metropolis. There are countless high end boutiques, fine restaurants, coffee shops and malls. Kelapa Gading is the newest business district, lifestyle center and residential areas, located in the north-eastern part of Jakarta city. It has several bars and entertainment places that open up until late night.

The development of large scale residential areas and industrial parks in the Jabodetabek has been induced by infrastructure development, especially toll roads and railways. Jabodetabek has been built industrial estate in the outskirts, mainly in Cikarang, home to a dozen industrial estates with more than 2,500 industrial companies. Cikarang industrial estate occupied a total land area of about 11,000 hectares[15] and became the largest concentration of manufacturing activities in Southeast Asia.[16] Many foreign companies are located in Cikarang industrial estate, such as from Japan, Korea, China, United States and Singapore.


The region is partly defined by the areas from which people commute into the city. All Municipality and Regencies has access of toll road and rail service. At present rapid transit in Greater Jakarta consists of a BRT TransJakarta and a commuter rail KRL Jabodetabek. Other transit systems, those are now being under construction are Jakarta MRT, Jakarta LRT and Soekarno-Hatta Airport Rail Link, which are expected to be operational by 2018.


Jabodetabek area has two major airports, Soekarno Hatta International Airport, commonly known as Cengkareng Airport (CGK) and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (chiefly domestic). Pondok Cabe Airport in South Tangerang, owned by the state oil company Pertamina, is used for civilian and military airport.


Jabotabek is served by commuter train known as KRL Commuter Jabodetabek with five lines:

Visit KRL Commuter Jabodetabek website for lines and schedule information (in Indonesian)

Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit The Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (Jakarta MRT) (Indonesian: Moda Raya Terpadu Jakarta) is a rapid transit system in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Before Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit Phase 1 of the project (Lebak Bulus to Bundaran HI) 15.7 km (9.8 mi), becomes officially opened on March 24, 2019.), Jabodetabek is the world's largest metropolitan areas without a grade-separated rapid transit system.


Peta-besar-15-x-1-Agust17.jpg The TransJakarta bus rapid transit service (known as Busway) was developed throughout Jakarta and has 12 corridors (active) and three corridors (planned). The system connects Bekasi, Depok, and Tangerang with three routes connecting Jakarta with Bekasi vice versa, namely Harapan Indah - Pasar Baru, West Bekasi - Bunderan HI, and East Bekasi - Tanjung Priok. While for Depok, only one route is currently active: Margonda - Manggarai.[17] In addition to the main corridors, the feeder buses of Transjakarta serves commuters from satellite cities, such as Bumi Serpong Damai and Bintaro Jaya (South Tangerang) as well as Kemang Pratama, Grand Galaxy City and Cibubur (Bekasi).

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ a b Christophe Z. Guilmoto, Gavin W. Jones (ed.); Contemporary Demographic Transformations in China, India and Indonesia, Springer, 2016
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  5. ^ Penduduk Kabupaten/Kota Umur Tunggal - Tahun 2014.
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  7. ^ a b R.B. Singh, Urban Development Challenges, Risks and Resilience in Asian Mega Cities, 2014
  8. ^ "KOMUTER DKI JAKARTA TAHUN 2014" (PDF). BPS Jakarta. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
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  11. ^ BPS Banten Penduduk Menurut Jenis Kelamin dan Kabupaten/Kota di Provinsi Banten, 2005-2015
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2016-11-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Satudata Jawa Barat Jumlah Penduduk Kabupaten/ Kota di Jawa Barat Tahun 2010 - 2015
  13. ^ Jefriando, Maikel. "Ekonomi Jakarta Digabung Bekasi, Bogor, dan Tangerang Capai Rp 2.490 T". Archived from the original on 2017-11-07.
  14. ^ Joe Studwell, How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region, 2013
  15. ^ N. Phelps, F. Wu; International Perspectives on Suburbanization: A Post-Suburban World?, 2011
  16. ^ "Indomovieland - 'Press Release Ground Breaking Indonesia Movieland' October 2008". Archived from the original on 2009-05-20.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-20. Retrieved 2016-08-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Transjakarta buses to serve Bekasi, Depok starting Monday

Further readingEdit

  • Forbes, Dean. "Jakarta: Globalization, economic crisis, and social change," pp. 268–298, in Josef Gugler (ed.) World Cities beyond the West: Globalization, Development and Inequality.