Saturday, July 25, 2015
Bekasi (Indonesian: Kota Bekasi) is a city in West Java, Indonesia, located on the eastern border of Jakarta within the Jabodetabek metropolitan region, as such it serves as a bedroom and factory town for Jakarta. The borders for this city are Bekasi Regency at the north, Bogor Regency and Depok City at the south, at the west is East Jakarta, at the east is Bekasi Regency. It is Indonesia's most populated suburb, and one of the most populated worldwide, but still trails the likes of Incheon and Yokohama.
It has an area of 210.49 square kilometres (81.27 sq mi) and had 2,334,142 people in 2011; The 2010 population was 2,378,211, making it Indonesia's fourth largest city, and second in West Java only to Bandung. The latest official estimate (for 2014) is 2,510,951, giving a population density of 11,900/km2 (31,000/sq mi).
Substantial urban areas surround the city. It serves as a commuter city for Jakarta, although it has notable trade, business and processing industries. These are primarily clustered in the area of Karawang.