West Jakarta (Indonesian: Jakarta Barat) is one of the five administrative cities (kota administrasi) which form Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia. West Jakarta is not self-governed and does not have a city council, hence it is not classified as a proper municipality. It had a population of 2,278,825 at the 2010 Census; the administrative center at Puri Kembangan.

West Jakarta
Administrative city of West Jakarta
Kota Administrasi Jakarta Barat
Jakarta Old Town, West Jakarta
Jakarta Old Town, West Jakarta
Official seal of West Jakarta
Kampung Kite Kalo Bukan Kite Nyang Ngurusin Siape Lagi (Betawi)
(meaning: If We Don't Take Care of Our Hometown, Who Else Will)
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Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of Jakarta.svg Jakarta
 • MayorAnas Effendi
 • Total129.54 km2 (50.02 sq mi)
 (2010 Census)
 • Total2,278,825
 • Density18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)

West Jakarta is bounded by North Jakarta to the north, Central Jakarta to the east, South Jakarta to the south, and Tangerang to the west.


Jakarta History Museum was housed on the original town hall of 17th-century Batavia.

West Jakarta is famous for its Dutch colonial relics such as Town Hall Building (now Jakarta History Museum in Jakarta Old Town), Chinatown (Glodok) and also a number of old churches, mosques, and fortresses of early Dutch occupation in Batavia at that time.


After South Jakarta, West Jakarta is now designed to become a new business district for the Jakarta area and beyond. Particularly in Kembangan district, has and will be built malls, entertainment centers, shopping centers, office centers, hospitals, schools and so on. This area becomes so strategic because it will soon pass the circuit of Outer Ring Road Jakarta (Jalan Lingkar Luar Jakarta).


West Jakarta is divided into 8 districts:



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Coordinates: 6°10′06″S 106°45′32″E / 6.16833°S 106.75889°E / -6.16833; 106.75889