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This article discusses Jakarta, Indonesia. If you are looking for the Jakarta Project, click there.
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, located on the island of Java.


An early settlement at this location was named Jayakarta. It was destroyed in 1619 by forces of the Dutch East India Company, led by Jan Pieterszoon Coen. The company founded a new settlement named Batavia to provide a harbour for its growing spice trade.

The city was re-named to Jakarta during World War II.

See also: Jakarta International School