5 Cities with the larges population in Indonesia. In this world there are many big cities with a large population. Currently there are 98 cities in Indonesia, where 5 of them are administrative cities.

Indonesia is an archipelago where the islands are separated by several natural boundaries, such as straits, rivers and mountains. These natural boundaries will directly group various communities with distinctive cultural patterns, ”said Nana Supriatna about Indonesia. He explained about Indonesia’s natural wealth.

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The 5 cities with the largest population in Indonesia


Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. On the northwest coast of the world’s most-populous island of Java, it is the centre of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia with a population of 10,770,487 in the city as of 2020.

Although Jakarta only covers 699.5 square kilometres (270.1 sq mi), the smallest among any Indonesian provinces, its metropolitan area covers 6,392 square kilometres (2,468 sq mi), and is the world’s second-most populous urban area after Tokyo, with a population of about 35.934 million as of 2020. Jakarta’s business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, have attracted migrants from across the Indonesian archipelago, making it a melting pot of numerous cultures Jakarta is nicknamed the “Big Durian”, the thorny strongly-odored fruit native to the region, seen as the Indonesian equivalent.

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Surabaya is the City of Heroes because of its history in the struggle of Arek-Arek Suroboyo (Surabaya youths) in the independence of the Indonesian nation from colonial attacks.

The city of Surabaya is famous for its uniqueness, as a city whose soto is famous throughout Indonesia and has made Surabaya the capital of East Java.

The total population of Surabaya, East Java reached 2.89 million in 2019

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Medan is the 3rd largest city of the population,
Medan city is very popular because of its cultural diversity and exotic natural beauty and Medan is also synonymous with the Batak tribe.

Medan is a multicultural city with a variety of diversity that holds many unique stories that are not widely known by the wider public. Usually, people come to Medan to enjoy its culinary diversity and natural beauty.

As for the typical food from the city of Medan is Meranti Cake and Durian Ucok, this food is very famous, to the point that it is not complete if you haven’t tasted this typical Medan food. Because this is a typical souvenir that everyone brings when visiting the city of Medan.

based on the projection of Indonesia’s population from 2015-2045 with the results of the 2015 Inter-Census Population Survey (SUPAS), the population of North Sumatra in 2015 reached 13.96 million, and the number will continue to increase in 2020 to reach 14.8 million people, and it is unlikely that it will increase again to 17.66 million in 2045.

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Bekasi is an important city that supports the capital city Jakarta. This area is the choice of residence for urban residents in Jakarta.

Bekasi before 1950 was named Jatinegara Regency. Its territory includes Jatinegara, Klender, Pondok Kopi and Cipinang.

Kampung Gabus in Sriamur Village, North Tambun District has the nickname as Kampung Para Jawara and is well known throughout Jabodetabek.

The total population of Bekasi city in 2018 was 2.94 million people, in 2019 it was 3.13 million people, and in 2020 it has increased again to reach 3.83 million people.

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Geographically, Bandung is located in the middle of West Java province which is surrounded by mountains so that the morphology of the area is like a giant bowl. The city is located at an altitude of ± 768 m above sea level which has a humid and cool mountainous climate, with an average temperature of 23.5 ° C.

Bandung is often referred to as the city of flowers, because there are many beautiful and beautiful girls. in Bandung it is also famous for delicious and cheap food or snacks, namely “Batagor” which means Baso fried tofu which is given with peanut sauce tastes delicious and tasty and much in demand from children to adults.

Data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the population of Bandung City reached 2.5 million in 2018. This number consists of 1.26 million men and 1.24 million women.

BPS (IndonesianBadan Pusat Statistik, literally Central Agency on Statistics), the population of Bandung City reached 2.5 million in 2018. This number consists of 1.26 million men and 1.24 million women, in 2019 it increased to 3.775 million people, and this year 2020 the number will increase by only around 900,000 people from the population census data for February – May 2020.

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