Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. It also has a greater population than any other city in Southeast Asia. It was formerly known as Sunda Kelapa (397-1527), Jayakarta (1527-1619), Batavia (1619-1942), and Djakarta (1942-1972). Located on the northwest coast of the Java Island, it has an area of 661.52 square kilometres (255.41 sq mi) and a population of 8,489,910. Jakarta is the country's economic, culture and political center. Jakarta currently is the eleventh largest city in the world. Its metropolitan area is called Jabodetabek and contains more than 23 million people, and is part of an even larger Jakarta-Bandung megalopolis
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Tanjung Priok (also Tandjung Priok) is a subdistrict of North Jakarta, Indonesia. It hosts the city's main harbor of the same name. The port, Indonesia's busiest, is managed by national port company PT Pelindo.
Tanjung Priok became Jakarta's primary harbor in the late nineteenth century. It largely replaced the Sunda Kelapa (a fish market) area to the west, as that site became too small for the increased traffic resulting from the opening of the Suez Canal.
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sailing vessels for
the long sea journey between
the Indonesian Islands
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