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Jakarta, Indonesia


Population 25,800,000 (UA)


The City's official birthday -- celebrated each year on June 22 -- is related to a skirmish won on that date in 1527 by a conquering prince named Fatahillah. A Dutch armada overwhelmed the small outpost in 1619 and renamed it Batavia. Then, When the Japanese drove out the Dutch in the early years of World War II, the city was renamed Jakarta. That name was retained when Indonesia won its independence.


Photo by Aeira G on Unsplash


Jakarta is listed as a global city in the 2008 Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC) research and has an area of 661 square kilometres (255 sq mi). This area has population of well over 28 million, making it one of the world's largest conurbations in terms of number of inhabitants. In 2011, Jakarta ranked 17th among the world's 200 largest cities, a jump from its 2007 ranking of 171. Jakarta has grown more rapidly than Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Bangkok.

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Prayer Points

Pray for protection of the workers in this city.

Pray for the work among the poor and needy to reach many.

Pray for unity in the Body of Christ.


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