Additionally, Jakarta is sinking up to 17 cm (6.7 inches) per year, which, coupled with the rising of sea levels, has made the city more prone to flooding.It is also one of the fastest-sinking capitals in the world.This sudden population increase created burdens on the city.
Jakarta is an alpha world city Financial institutions such as the Bank of Indonesia, Indonesia Stock Exchange, and corporate headquarters of numerous Indonesian companies and multinational corporations are located in the city.
Jakarta has grown more rapidly than Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Beijing.
His army and the British, however, were defeated by the Dutch, in part owing to the timely arrival of Jan Pieterszoon Coen.
The Dutch burned the British fort and forced them to retreat on their ships.
Established in the fourth century as Sunda Kelapa, the city became an important trading port for the Sunda Kingdom.