Semarang

Semarang

Semarang (Javanese: ꦏꦸꦛꦯꦼꦩꦫꦁ, Pegon: سٓماراڠ) is the capital and largest city of Central Java province in Indonesia. It was a major port during the Dutch colonial era, and is still an important regional center and port today. The city has been named as the cleanest tourist destination in Southeast Asia by the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS) for 2020–2022.[7] It has an area of 373.78 km2 (144.32 sq mi) and had a population of 1,555,984 at the 2010 census[8] and 1,653,524 at the 2020 census,[9] making it Indonesia's ninth most populous city[10] after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bekasi, Bandung, Medan, Depok, Tangerang and Palembang; the official population estimate as at mid-2023 was 1,694,740, comprising 838,440 males and 856,310 females.[1] The built-up urban area had 3,183,516 inhabitants at the 2010 census spread over two cities and 26 districts.[11] The Semarang metropolitan area (a.k.a. Kedungsepur) has a population of over 6 million in 2020 (see Greater Semarang section). The population of the city is predominantly Javanese with significant Chinese presence.