Bandung: With a population of 2,000,000, it's the fourth largest city and the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, Bandung is located 2,520 feet above the sea-level. Surrounded by volcanic mountains the city lies on a river basin. With a relatively cooler temperature all the year round than other cities of Indonesia, Bandung is famous for its eclectic architecture, textile and aircraft industries and tea plantations.
Denpasar: Located at 8°39'S and 115°13'E with a population of 491,500 it's the capital city of the province of Bali. Also the site of Ngurah Rai Airport, the main gateway to Bali, it's now one of the fastest-growing and most racially mixed cities of Indonesia. Moreover Denpasar is the home to the largest market on Bali and to several arts centers.
Jakarta: Also referred to as Djakarta or DKI Jakarta and formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia it's the capital of Indonesia and also the largest city. The eleventh largest city with an area of 661.52 sq km and a population of 8,792,000, Jakarta has been developed for more than 490 years. It's also one of the ninth most densely populated cities in the world with 44,283 people per sq mile. A city of contrasts where the new meets the old and progress meets the Third World, its quite chaotic, loud and a polluted city. One of the major Indonesian cities there's lots of shopping malls and movie theaters for people coming down to visit out here.
Medan: The largest city in Sumatra and also the capital city of North Sumatra province, the largest Islamic area of the country, Medan was officially founded on 1st July 1590. Located on the north of the province with a population of 2,000,000 it has a nearby harbour, Belawan, and the Polonia International Airport. Being a conservative city one needs to look at the way specially a women dresses.
Surabaya: One of the well-known cities of Indonesia and previously known as 'Soerabaja' it's the second largest city, and the capital of the province of East Java. Located at the mouth of the Mas River and the side of the Madura Strait on the northern shore of eastern Java, it's one of the busiest ports in the country. Sugar, tobacco and coffee are the principal exports of the country.
Yogyakarta: The Special Region of Yogyakarta or the 'Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta' (DIY) is the only province of the island of Java still to be governed by a pre-colonial Sultanate, the Sultanate of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. One of the popular cities of Indonesia it's known as the Javanese cultural center with its active arts and academic communities.
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