What are the largest cities in Indonesia?

Indonesia is a large country with a population of more than 250 million people. The majority of Indonesians live in rural areas, but the largest cities are Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, and Makassar according to the World Population Review.

Jakarta is located on Java Island, which makes up nearly half of the Indonesian landmass. There are over 10 million people living in Jakarta, making it the most populated city in Indonesia. Bandung is the next largest city with more than 3 million residents. Surabaya has 2.3 million citizens and is located on Java Island near Malang City, where many of its residents are employed at the LPG-gas manufacturing facilities. Makassar is the last of the four largest cities with 1.2 million inhabitants and is located on Sulawesi Island. These four large metropolitan areas make up about 75% of Indonesia’s total population, not including the other 2,000 small islands.

Jakarta is a city that has been inhabited for more than 400 years. The Dutch colonized the area in the 1500s, and it became a trading post. It was named Batavia by the Dutch during this time, who used it as their administrative center of the East Indies, now known as Indonesia. Jakarta became an important metropolis about six decades ago when Indonesian independence was declared after World War II. Most of the city is located on a river delta and has a tropical climate with rain forests located nearby. The temperature range in Jakarta can vary greatly depending on the time of year, but the average high temperature during the hot season is 86 ˚ F (30 ˚ C).

Bandung was once famous as a Dutch resort city, and now it is the capital of West Java Province, with 3 million residents. It was established as an international meeting place for people from different backgrounds to come together. Today, Bandung is the ninth-largest city in all of Asia and has a large expatriate community due to its pleasant climate and its rich history. The city has many museums, parks, restaurants, shopping malls, and theaters. The city is located at the base of Mount Tangkuban Perahu which is an active volcano with a height of 9,632 feet (2,925 meters). Mount Tangkuban Perahu last erupted in 2006.

Surabaya is located on Java Island near Malang City. Many of its residents are employed at the LPG-gas manufacturing facilities located nearby in Malang. The city was founded by the Dutch in the 1600s and became an important trading port during that time period. Today, it is home to 2.3 million people, where many live in small kampung houses. The LPG-gas manufacturing facilities are the largest in the world and continue to be a major part of Surabaya’s economy.

Makassar is located on Sulawesi Island, with 1.2 million citizens. It has been an important city for Indonesia since before European colonization because it is the gateway to Southeast Asia. The city has a port, which makes it easy to travel and trade with people from other countries. This is also why Islam spread to the area early on during its introduction in Indonesia, along with Christianity and Buddhism. Makassar was recently named one of Lonely Planet’s top ten cities, so visitors will enjoy many restaurants, shopping malls, and historical sites.

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