Official portrait, 2019
Replica of the Padrão of Sunda Kalapa (1522), a stone pillar with a cross of the Order of Christ commemorating a treaty between the Portuguese Empire and the Hindu Sunda Kingdom, at Jakarta History Museum.
Official Portrait of Widodo Widodo as the Mayor of Surakarta
The 5th-century Tugu inscription discovered in Tugu district, North Jakarta
Widodo as Surakarta's mayor and his deputy F. X. Hadi Rudyatmo in traditional Javanese wayang wong costume.
Batavia around 1780
Widodo on a blusukan neighborhood visit in Jakarta
The City Hall of Batavia (Stadhuis van Batavia), the seat of the Governor-General of the VOC in the late 18th century by Johannes Rach c. 1770. The building now houses the Jakarta History Museum, Jakarta Old Town.
Widodo at the opening ceremony of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland on 1 November 2021
One of the most monumental projects launched by Sukarno was the demolition of government buildings in Merdeka Square to make way for the National Monument.
Widodo and U.S. president Joe Biden, 1 November 2021
Aerial view of North Jakarta
Widodo visiting the destroyed village of Petobo after the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami.
Ancol beach
Since 2019, a series of mass protests and civil unrests were held across the country against some controversial policies.
Facade of the Museum Bank Indonesia in Kota Tua
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, in Rome, Italy on October 31, 2021.
Wisma 46 in post-modernist architecture, the fourth tallest building in Jakarta
Widodo Widodo and Russian president Vladimir Putin, 20 May 2016
view of Monas, Jakarta's landmark
Widodo Widodo and Salman of Saudi Arabia, 1 March 2017
Bundaran HI, a 1960s landmark of Jakarta located at the west end of Menteng District.
Widodo Widodo and Prime Minister of Malaysia Ismail Sabri Yaakob, 1 April 2022
Boat ride at Indonesian archipelago lake in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Coat of arms as member of the Order of the Seraphim
Ancol Gondola
Chinese in Jakarta praying during Chinese New Year in Glodok, Jakarta
The Indonesian Stock Exchange (Bursa Efek Indonesia) building in Jakarta, one of the oldest in Asia.
Bank Indonesia head office
Gandaria City Mall in South Jakarta
Jakarta Old City Post Office at Fatahillah Square, Central Jakarta
Most visitors to Jakarta are domestic tourists, and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is aimed at supporting national identity and patriotism.
The main TV tower of TVRI at its headquarters in Jakarta
Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia campus at Semanggi
University of Indonesia campus
Tanjidor music of Betawi culture demonstrate European influence
Gado-gado is a popular Indonesian salad dish.
Football match at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, 2018
Jakarta Merdeka Palace
Map of the administrative cities (Kota administratif) in Jakarta province. The Thousand Islands Regency (to the north) is not shown. Each administrative city is further divided into districts (Kecamatan).
Batavia map of Meester Cornelis (now Jatinegara)
The Secretariat of ASEAN at Jl. Sisingamangaraja No.70A, South Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta Street in Tripoli, Libya
Al-Azhar Great Mosque, It was Jakarta's largest mosque when it was built until it was surpassed by the Istiqlal Mosque.
The Jakarta Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Jakarta.
Kim Tek Ie, the oldest Taoist and Buddhist temple in Jakarta.
Aditya Jaya Hindu temple, Rawamangun, East Jakarta.
Ondel-Ondel, often used as a symbol of Betawi culture
Chinese paifang in Mangga Dua, Central Jakarta
The Golden Snail IMAX theatre at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Jakarta Fair of 2007
Japanese community celebrating Ennichisai in Blok M, South Jakarta
Traditional Betawi dance, Tari Yapong

He was previously the mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012 and the governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.

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Because of these challenges, in August 2019, President Joko Widodo announced that the capital of Indonesia would be moved from Jakarta to the planned city of Nusantara, in the province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.

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From above, left to right: Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Lake Laut Tawar, Seulawah 001 Monument, Mount Leuser National Park, Mount Seulawah Agam, Aceh Tsunami Museum, Gunongan Historical Park, Rubiah Island.


Westernmost province of Indonesia.

Westernmost province of Indonesia.

From above, left to right: Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Lake Laut Tawar, Seulawah 001 Monument, Mount Leuser National Park, Mount Seulawah Agam, Aceh Tsunami Museum, Gunongan Historical Park, Rubiah Island.
Mollusca piles in Aceh Tamiang Regency
Head of Avalokiteshvara from Aceh.
Map of Pasai, the first Islamic kingdom in South East Asia
Map of Aceh Sultanate and its vassals at its greatest extent during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Muda
Map of Iskandar Muda's expeditions
General Köhler, commandant of Dutch troops, died from a shot by an Acehnese sniper during the first attack on Aceh.
Teungku Daud Beureu'eh, 3rd governor of Aceh and the regional leader of Darul Islam in Aceh
Women soldiers of the Free Aceh Movement with GAM commander Abdullah Syafei'i, 1999
Aftermath of the tsunami in Aceh
Boats washed ashore near local businesses in down town Aceh, Sumatra following a massive tsunami that struck the area on 26 December 2004
Martti Ahtisaari, facilitator in Aceh-Indonesia peace agreement
Regencies of Aceh
Lake Laut Tawar in Central Aceh Regency
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh. 98% of Aceh's population is Muslim
Rumoh Aceh, traditional house of Aceh
Ratoh Jaroe dance performance
Mie aceh

Within the country, Aceh is governed not as a province but as a special territory (daerah istimewa), an administrative designation intended to give the area increased autonomy from the central government in Jakarta.

In 2015 a church was burned down and another attacked in which a Muslim rioter was shot, causing President Joko Widodo to call for calm.


Pertamina fuel station in Bali
Fokker F.27 Series 200 Friendship of Pertamina used for transport of employees and equipment during the 1970s

PT Pertamina (Persero) (formerly abbreviated from Perusahaan Pertambangan Minyak dan Gas Bumi Negara, lit. 'State Oil and Natural Gas Mining Company') is an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation based in Jakarta.

Dwi Soetjipto. In November 2014, the new president of Indonesia Joko Widodo announced a major reorganisation of the board of Pertamina as part of a series of reform measures for the energy sector. A new president director, Dwi Soetjipto, was appointed along with a number of new members to the board. The appointment of Dwi Soetjipto, previously president director of the major state-owned cement firm PT Semen Indonesia, attracted media attention because unlike most previous president directors of Pertamina, he had little previous experience in the oil sector.

National Monument, the symbol of independence, at the center of Merdeka Square, Jakarta.

Capital of Indonesia

National Monument, the symbol of independence, at the center of Merdeka Square, Jakarta.
Lithograph of Paleis Rijswijk (present-day Istana Negara or State Palace) in the 1880s.
Monas stands in the centre of Merdeka Square, in the heart of the national capital of Jakarta. Most of Jakarta's landmarks and monuments were built during the Sukarno era.
Monument built to inaugurate the groundbreaking of Palangkaraya by President Sukarno, dated 17 July 1957. This monument is colloquially known locally as the Sukarno Monument.
Balikpapan is the gateway to the new capital of Indonesia, Nusantara.

The capital of the Republic of Indonesia is Jakarta, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Southeast Asia.

In 2019, during his annual state of the union address at the parliament, President Joko Widodo announced a plan to relocate the capital to Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.