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Ja·kar·taor Dja·kar·ta (jə-kär′tə)
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, on the northwest coast of Java. Founded as Batavia by the Dutch (c. 1619) on the site of an earlier city, it became an important center of the Dutch East India Company and was renamed Jakarta after Indonesia became independent in 1949.
(Placename) 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
or Dja•kar•ta(dʒəˈkɑr tə)
the capital of Indonesia, on the NW coast of Java. 8,259,266.Formerly, Batavia.