When was Jakarta the first modern-day city in Southeast Asia to hit a population of one million people?

Jakarta, Indonesia was the first modern-day city in Southeast Asia to hit a population of one million people.

It reached that mark in the mid-1900s, around the same time Indonesia gained independence.

It’s still one of the 17 largest cities in the world, with a population of over nine million.

Established in the fourth century, Jakarta became an important trading port for the Kingdom of Sunda, and is located on the northwest coast of Java.

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