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Jakarta on Northwest Coast of Java, Indonesia

6.2S 106.8E

October 10th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Indonesia - October 6th, 2011

This APM image shows Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of Java, it has an area of 661 square kilometres (255 sq mi).

Jakarta’s position on Java’s northwest coast is at the mouth of the Ciliwung River on Jakarta Bay, which is an inlet of the Java Sea. Jakarta lies in a low, flat basin, averaging 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level; 40% of Jakarta, particularly the northern areas, is below sea level, while the southern parts are comparatively hilly.

Rivers flow from the Puncak highlands to the south of the city, across the city northwards towards the Java Sea. These rivers, combined with Jakarta’s low topography make it prone to flooding from swollen rivers in the wet season and high sea tides.

Jakarta and Nearby Volcanic Summits, Indonesia – October 4th, 2009

6.2S 106.8E

October 4th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Indonesia - September 6th, 2009

Indonesia - September 6th, 2009

Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia, has an area of 661.52 square kilometres (255.41 sq mi) and a population of 8,489,910. It is located on the northwestern coast of Java, at the mouth of the Ciliwung River on Jakarta Bay, which is an inlet of the Java Sea.

The northern part of Jakarta is constituted on a plain land, approximately eight meters above the sea level. This contributes to the frequent flooding. The southern parts of the city are hilly.

There are about thirteen rivers flowing through Jakarta, mostly flowing from the hilly southern parts of the city northwards towards the Java Sea. The most important river is the Ciliwung River, which divides the city into the western and eastern principalities.

South of the city, two large summits are visible in this orthorectified image: Mount Salak (lower left) and Mount Gede (bottom center).

Mount Salak is an eroded volcanic range in West Java. Several satellite cones occur on the southeast flank and on the northern foot. Two craters are found at the summit.

Mount Gede, or Gunung Gede, is a stratovolcano in West Java. The volcano contains two peaks: Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango. Seven craters are located in the complex: Baru, Gumuruh (2,927 m), Lanang (2,800 m), Kawah Leutik, Ratu (2,800 m), Sela (2,709 m) and Wadon (2,600 m).

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