Urbanisation in Indonesia – Key Figures
Indonesia plans to develop a new capital whose cost is estimated to be around 33 billion US dollars.
An island state, Indonesia is grappling with rising sea levels: when Jakarta, located only 8 metres above sea level, was flooded in early 2020, water rose to 1.5 metres in the city’s streets.
An almost unimaginable number of islands make up the state of Indonesia – 17,508 to be precise. Not all of them, however, are densely populated, and only 8 of them host the country’s 20 most populous urban areas.
Congestion is a major issue in Indonesian cities, where the average commuter spends 51 hours annually stuck in traffic.
Around the world, no bus system encompasses as many routes as Jakarta’s with its impressive 250 kilometres.
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