Jakarta

geographical name
Ja·​kar·​ta | \ jə-ˈkär-tə How to pronounce Jakarta (audio) \
variants: or Djakarta or formerly Batavia \ bə-​ˈtā-​vē-​ə How to pronounce Batavia (audio) \

Definition of Jakarta

city and port on Jakarta Bay (an inlet of the Java Sea) in northwestern Java population 9,607,787

Note: Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia.

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