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List of metropolitan areas in Indonesia

This page lists official metropolitan areas in Indonesia. Official acronyms are used by government, including national, provincial, and regencies. These acronyms are composed of the constituent cities and regencies within a metropolitan area, however, are not directly comparable with one another.

Metropolitan AreasEdit

Rank Metro Area Name Official Acronym Region Population 2010 Census Area
(in km2)
(2010 Census)
01 Jabodemitatelbek (Jakarta Metropolitan Area)[1] Jabodemitatelbek Including DKI Jakarta, covers areas in Banten and West Java, namely Depok, Bogor Regency, Bogor, Tangerang Regency, South Tangerang, Tangerang, Bekasi, Bekasi Regency, Sukabumi, Teluknaga and Sukabumi Regency. 28,336,934 6,682.8 4,240.3/km2
02 Greater Surabaya (Greater Surabaya Metropolitan)[2] Gerbangkertosusila covers Surabaya, Gresik Regency, Sidoarjo Regency 6,484,026 2,116.70 3,063.34/km2
02 Greater Bandung[3] Bandung Raya** Bandung, Cimahi, Bandung Regency, West Bandung Regency 7,624,877 3,280.27 2,509.0/km2
04 Wilayah Metropolitan Semarang / Greater Semarang[4] Kedungsapur Semarang, Salatiga, Semarang Regency, Kendal Regency, Grobogan Regency and Demak Regency 6,544,289 5,287.96 1,238.83/km2
05 Wilayah Metropolitan Medan / Greater Medan Mebidang Medan, Binjai, Deli Serdang Regency 4,144,583 2,739.92 1,512.8/km2
06 Greater Surakarta Solo Raya** Surakarta, Sukoharjo Regency, and Klaten Regency 2,453,622 1,166.25 2,103.8/km2
07 Wilayah Metropolitan Jogjakarta / Greater Yogyakarta[5] Kartamantul Yogyakarta, Sleman Regency, Bantul Regency 2,393,240 1,114.18 2,148.0/km2
08 Wilayah Metropolitan Cirebon / Greater Cirebon Cirebon Raya Cirebon and Cirebon Regency in West Java 2,366,340 1,025.82 2,306.8/km2
09 Greater Malang Malang Raya* Malang and Batu, and 15 kecamatan that comprise the valley between the two.[6] 2,325,109 1,200.43 1,937.1/km2
10 Greater Denpasar Denpasar Raya** Denpasar, Gianyar Regency, and Badung Regency in Bali 1,802,157 910.50 1,979.3/km2
11 Wilayah Metropolitan Padang/Greater Padang Palapa Padang, Padang Pariaman Regency, Pariaman and 4 northern districts in Pesisir Selatan Regency (including Painan) 1.7 million 4,346 384.71/km
12 Greater Palembang Palembang Raya Palembang and neighboring large regencies 1.5+ million - -
13 Greater Batam Barelang Batam, Rempang and Galang. 1.2+ million -
14 Greater Bandar Lampung Blasa Bandar Lampung, Pesawaran Regency, South Lampung Regency, Pringsewu Regency, Metro City. 1.1+ million - -
  • Note: Entire Malang Regency is not metropolitan, only kecamatan close to Malang are metropolitan, despite that claim in the Wikipedia Indonesian page. ** These areas also have acronyms other than "raya" but cover so many rural areas they are properly considered extended metro, they are listed again in that table.

Extended Metro AreasEdit

Below is a list of looser definitions of metropolitan areas within Indonesia, including far more suburban areas, some definitions may include rural areas, using 2010 census figures.

Rank Metro Area Name Official Acronym Region Population
2010 Census
(in km2)
(per km2)
01 Jabodetabekjur-Cirangkarta (Jakarta Extended Metropolitan Area)[7] Unofficial, academic Includes cities from Cilegon to Purwakarta Regency, east to west. Cianjur, Sukabumi, and Rangkasbitung cities are very close but not included in this definition. Very few rural areas. 33,672,408 11,301.6 2,979.4/km2 (7,713.1/mi2)
02 Gerbangkertosusila (Surabaya Extended Metropolitan Area)[2] Gerbangkertosusila In East Java Province, covers Surabaya, Gresik Regency, Bangkalan Regency, Mojokerto, Mojokerto Regency, Sidoarjo Regency, and Lamongan Regency. Mostly suburban, some rural areas. 9,115,485 5,925.8 1,538.3/km22 (3,982.3/mi2)
03 Surakarta Extended Metropolitan Area) Subosukawonosraten[8][9] In Central Java Province, covers Surakarta Municipality, Sukoharjo Regency, Klaten Regency, Boyolali Regency, Karanganyar Regency, Sragen Regency, and Wonogiri Regency. Suburban with many rural areas. 5,984,519 5,750.49 1,040.7/km2 (2,694.2/mi2)
04 Wilayah Metropolitan Makassar / Greater Makassar id:Mamminasata Makassar and 32 kecamatan of Takalar Regency, Gowa Regency, and Maros Regency of South Sulawesi 2,225,048 2,473.00 899.74/km2
05 Denpasar Extended Metropolitan Area Sarbagita[10] In Bali Province, covers Denpasar Municipality, Badung Regency, Gianyar Regency and Tabanan Regency. Tabanan is more rural with other regions urban or suburban. 2,223,070 1,749.83 1,270.4/km2 (3,288.8/mi2)
06 Wilayah Metropolitan Banjarmasin / Greater Banjarmasin[11] id:Banjar Bakula Banjarmasin, Banjarbaru, Banjar Regency, Barito Kuala Regency, dan Tanah Laut Regency in South Kalimantan 1,331,800 5,111 260/km2

International Metropolitan RegionsEdit

Rank Metro Area Name Official Acronym Region Population 2010 Census Area Density
01 Sijori (Greater Singapore) Unofficial, A Growth Triangle with Special Economic Zone statuses. Includes "SI" Singapore, "JO" Johor Bahru, Iskandar Malaysia, "RI" from Riau Islands (principally Batam and Bintan islands). roughly 8 million - -


Javan megalopolis clearly seen from space (including continuation to tip of Sumatra and Bali), click to view.

Technically, the whole north side of Java, which includes all 4 urban corridors above, is a series of metropolitan cities. For even wider scope, from Bandar Lampung on Sumatra to Java to Denpasar on Bali lies a near continual series of cities broken by some straits that potentially qualify as a megalopolis.


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  2. ^ a b Gerbangkertosusila#cite note-dikti-0
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  7. ^ Greater Jakarta#cite note-5
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2017-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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