2020, Jakarta Population Predicted to Rise 100%

Jakarta City into the ranks of megapolitan city with the largest population in Asia. In 2010 alone, the World Bank notes, capital city of Indonesia is crowded with more than 10 million inhabitants.

Jakarta is one of the megacity region with more than 10 million inhabitants in 2010. The population growth in Jakarta between 2000 and 2010 was higher than other cities in East Asia except China, said World Bank Senior Urban Economist Taimur Samad in Indonesia Stock Exchange Building, Jakarta Monday (26/01/2015).

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Samad revealed that from 2000 to 2010, the population of the city increased by about 7 million people. With a population growth rate of 3.7 percent per year, the city population is predicted to be doubled or 100 percent over the 20 years since 2000.

Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the 2000 population of the city is in the range of 8 million people. That means 20 years from the year 2000 or 2020 the city population is expected to explode to 16 million.

Besides Jakarta, Indonesia also has two cities with a population of between five and 10 million inhabitants. The city is Bandung and Surabaya. In addition, as many as 18 cities in Indonesia has a population in the range of one to five million people, 27 cities with 500 thousand to 1 million inhabitants and 29 cities with 100 thousand to 500 thousand inhabitants.

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