List of Indonesian cities by population

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This is a list of the most populous cities in Indonesia. It excludes urban-characterized settlements such as regency seats, which does not have city status. Indonesia has 93 cities classified as kota (city) and one provincial-level capital city. Population figures are taken from the 2020 census by Statistics Indonesia (BPS). [1]


Jakarta is the largest city and the only megacity in Indonesia, with a population of 10.56 million. As a primate city, Jakarta is nearly four times larger than the second largest city Surabaya. Jakarta's status is unique compared to other cities in Indonesia, since it is technically a province with a city management. It is subdividied into five administrative cities, which are not self-governed (without municipal council nor government budget). All five of Jakarta's satellite cities also have passed one million mark in population, with the largest one being Bekasi.

The other largest cities by region include Medan (Sumatra, also the largest outside of Java), Samarinda (Kalimantan), Denpasar (Lesser Sunda Islands), Makassar (Sulawesi), Ambon (Maluku Islands), and Jayapura (Western New Guinea). Jayapura is also the fastest-growing city Indonesia, at 55.23% in a decade.

Most of the provinces' largest cities in Indonesia are also their capital cities. The exceptions are Bekasi (West Java), Tangerang (Banten), Batam (Riau Islands), Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan), Sorong (West Papua), Tarakan (North Kalimantan), and Ternate (North Maluku).

Cities by population

CityProvinceRegion 2020


Jakarta Special Capital Region of Jakarta Java 10,562,0889,607,787+9.93%
Surabaya East Java Java 2,874,3142,765,487+3.94%
Bekasi West Java Java 2,543,6762,334,871+8.94%Satellite city of Jakarta
Bandung West Java Java 2,444,1602,394,873+2.06%
Medan North Sumatra Sumatra 2,435,2522,097,610+16.10%
Depok West Java Java 2,056,3351,738,570+18.28%Satellite city of Jakarta
Tangerang Banten Java 1,895,4861,798,601+5.39%Satellite city of Jakarta
Palembang South Sumatra Sumatra 1,668,8481,455,284+14.68%
Semarang Central Java Java 1,653,5241,555,984+6.27%
Makassar South Sulawesi Sulawesi 1,423,8771,338,663+6.37%
South Tangerang Banten Java 1,354,3501,290,322+4.96%Satellite city of Jakarta
Batam Riau Islands Sumatra 1,196,396944,285+26.70%
Bandar Lampung Lampung Sumatra 1,166,066881,801+32.24%
Bogor West Java Java 1,043,070950,334+9.76%Satellite city of Jakarta
Pekanbaru Riau Sumatra 983,356897,767+9.53%
Padang West Sumatra Sumatra 909,040833,562+9.05%
Malang East Java Java 843,810820,243+2.87%
Samarinda East Kalimantan Kalimantan 827,994727,500+13.81%
Denpasar Bali Lesser Sunda Islands 725,314788,589−8.02%
Tasikmalaya West Java Java 716,155635,464+12.70%
Serang Banten Java 692,101577,785+19.79%
Balikpapan East Kalimantan Kalimantan 688,318557,579+23.45%
Pontianak West Kalimantan Kalimantan 658,685554,764+18.73%
Banjarmasin South Kalimantan Kalimantan 657,663625,481+5.15%
Jambi Jambi Sumatra 606,200531,857+13.98%
Cimahi West Java Java 568,400541,177+5.03%Satellite city of Bandung
Surakarta Central Java Java 522,364499,337+4.61%
Manado North Sulawesi Sulawesi 451,916410,481+10.09%
Kupang East Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands 442,758336,239+31.68%
Cilegon Banten Java 434,896374,559+16.11%
Mataram West Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands 429,651402,843+6.65%
Jayapura Papua Western New Guinea 398,478256,705+55.23%
Bengkulu Bengkulu Sumatra 373,591308,544+21.08%
Yogyakarta Special Region of Yogyakarta Java 1,373,5891,388,627−1.08%
Palu Central Sulawesi Sulawesi 373,218336,532+10.90%
Ambon Maluku Maluku Islands 347,288331,254+4.84%
Sukabumi West Java Java 346,325298,681+15.95%
Kendari Southeast Sulawesi Sulawesi 345,107289,966+19.02%
Cirebon West Java Java 333,303296,389+12.45%
Dumai Riau Sumatra 316,782253,803+24.81%
Pekalongan Central Java Java 307,150281,434+9.14%
Palangka Raya Central Kalimantan Kalimantan 293,457220,962+32.81%
Binjai North Sumatra Sumatra 291,842246,154+18.56%Satellite city of Medan
Kediri East Java Java 286,796268,507+6.81%
Sorong West Papua Western New Guinea 284,410190,625+49.20%
Tegal Central Java Java 273,825239,599+14.28%
Pematangsiantar North Sumatra Sumatra 268,254234,698+14.30%
Banjarbaru South Kalimantan Kalimantan 253,442199,627+26.96%Satellite city of Banjarmasin
Banda Aceh Aceh Sumatra 252,899223,446+13.18%
Tarakan North Kalimantan Kalimantan 242,786193,370+25.56%
Probolinggo East Java Java 239,649217,062+10.41%
Singkawang West Kalimantan Kalimantan 235,064186,462+26.07%
Lubuklinggau South Sumatra Sumatra 234,166201,308+16.32%
Tanjungpinang Riau Islands Sumatra 227,663187,359+21.51%
Bitung North Sulawesi Sulawesi 225,134187,652+19.97%Satellite city of Manado
Padang Sidempuan North Sumatra Sumatra 225,105191,531+17.53%
Pangkalpinang Bangka Belitung Islands Sumatra 218,569174,758+25.07%
Batu East Java Java 213,046190,184+12.02%
Pasuruan East Java Java 208,006186,262+11.67%
Ternate North Maluku Maluku Islands 205,001185,705+10.39%
Banjar West Java Java 200,973175,157+14.74%
Gorontalo Gorontalo Sulawesi 198,539180,127+10.22%
Madiun East Java Java 195,175170,964+14.16%
Prabumulih South Sumatra Sumatra 193,196161,984+19.27%
Salatiga Central Java Java 192,322170,332+12.91%Satellite city of Semarang
Lhokseumawe Aceh Sumatra 188,713171,163+10.25%
Langsa Aceh Sumatra 185,971148,945+24.86%
Palopo South Sulawesi Sulawesi 184,681147,932+24.84%
Bontang East Kalimantan Kalimantan 178,917143,683+24.52%
Tanjungbalai North Sumatra Sumatra 176,027154,445+13.97%
Tebing Tinggi North Sumatra Sumatra 172,838145,248+19.00%
Metro Lampung Sumatra 168,676145,471+15.95%
Bau-Bau Southeast Sulawesi Sulawesi 159,248136,991+16.25%
Bima West Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands 155,140142,579+8.81%
Parepare South Sulawesi Sulawesi 151,454129,262+17.17%
Blitar East Java Java 149,149131,968+13.02%
Pagar Alam South Sumatra Sumatra 143,844126,181+14.00%
Payakumbuh West Sumatra Sumatra 139,576116,825+19.47%
Gunungsitoli North Sumatra Sumatra 136,017126,202+7.78%
Mojokerto City East Java Java 132,434120,196+10.18%Satellite city of Surabaya
Kotamobagu North Sulawesi Sulawesi 123,722107,459+15.13%
Magelang Central Java Java 121,526118,227+2.79%
Bukittinggi West Sumatra Sumatra 121,028111,312+8.73%
Tidore North Maluku Maluku Islands 114,48090,055+27.12%
Tomohon North Sulawesi Sulawesi 100,58791,553+9.87%Satellite city of Manado
Sungai Penuh Jambi Sumatra 96,61082,293+17.40%
Pariaman West Sumatra Sumatra 94,22479,043+19.21%
Subulussalam Aceh Sumatra 90,75167,446+34.55%
Sibolga North Sumatra Sumatra 89,58484,481+6.04%
Tual Maluku Maluku Islands 88,28058,082+51.99%
Solok West Sumatra Sumatra 73,43859,396+23.64%
Sawahlunto West Sumatra Sumatra 65,13856,866+14.55%
Padang Panjang West Sumatra Sumatra 56,31147,008+19.79%
Sabang Aceh Sumatra 41,19730,653+34.40%

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