Indonesia's capital Jakarta is located in northwest Java island at the mouth of the river Liwung in Jakarta Bay, with a population of 8,389,443 inhabitants. Tanjungpriok harbor (built between 1883-1886) is located about 10 km from the city. Jakarta is the principal political, administrative, commercial, financial and industrial country and a communications hub.
Possesses Kemajoran airport. Are developed steel industries, shipbuilding, rubber processing and wood, leather (footwear), automotive assembly, food (tea), textiles, tanneries. It is a cultural center (11 universities, academy of science, museums) and has a printing, a Roman Catholic cathedral (17th century), Istiqlal Mosque, art galleries, institutes of oceanography, economics, industrial and social research.