Population of Cities in Indonesia (2017)

11
Over 1 Million
122
100,000 to 1 Million
240
10,000 to 100,000

Indonesia is one of Asia's most populous countries, which isn't surprising as it is the 15th largest country in the world by area. Eleven of the country's cities have populations that have surpassed the one million resident milestone, including the capital city of Jakarta which has surpassed 8.5 million as of 2016. There are also over 100 cities that baost populations exceeding 100,000, and an aditional 240 cities with minimum populations of 10,000 residents. The country's cities are scattered among 34 provinces. These provinces are the highest level of government, and these are broken down into cities and regencies. These are further split into districts.

According to estimates from 2015, Indonesia has an urban population of over 53%. The annual rate of urbanization is 2.69% since 2010, showing that more migrants and residents are moving to the more populous and developed urban areas. Steady declines in the rural population have been recorded over the last few decades, with numbers from 1960 showing that Indonesia had a rural population of 85%, which has almost been cut in half over the last 50 years. This can be attributed to expansion of developed areas and relocation for employment and educational opportunities, similar to other countries around the world.

Indonesia has 11 cities with more than a million people, 122 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 240 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Indonesia is Jakarta, with a population of 8,540,121 people.

Jakarta

The capital city is the political, economic and cultural center of Indonesia

8,540,121

Surabaya

This city is a major shopping destination for tourists and Indonesian residents alike.

2,374,658

Medan

Despite its urban growth, Medan has preserved much of its colonial architecture.

1,750,971

Bandung

The 'Paris of Java' boasts luxury hotels, restaurants and boutiques that make it attractive to migrants and tourists.

1,699,719

Bekasi

Bekasi's multinational corporations have attracted expatriates from all around the world.

1,520,119

Palembang

Palembang is one of the oldest cities in southeast Asia.

1,441,500

Tangerang

Tangerang is the 8th most populated suburb in the world.

1,372,124

Makassar

Makkasar has a long history as the center of trade in Indonesia.

1,321,717

South Tangerang

South Tangerang separated from Tangerang Regency in 2008.

1,303,569

Semarang

Central Java's capital is an important port and regional center.

1,288,084

Name 2017 Population
Jakarta8,540,121
Surabaya2,374,658
Medan1,750,971
Bandung1,699,719
Bekasi1,520,119
Palembang1,441,500
Tangerang1,372,124
Makassar1,321,717
South Tangerang1,303,569
Semarang1,288,084
Depok1,198,129
Padang840,352
Bandarlampung800,348
Bogor800,000
Malang746,716
Pekanbaru703,956
City of Balikpapan700,000
Yogyakarta636,660
Situbondo600,000
Banjarmasin572,837
Surakarta555,308
Cimahi493,698
Pontianak455,173
Manado451,893
Balikpapan433,866
Jambi City420,323
Denpasar405,923
Ambon355,596
Samarinda355,160
Mataram318,674
Percut311,063
Bengkulu309,712
Jember298,585
Palu282,431
Kupang282,396
Sukabumi276,414
Tasikmalaya271,143
Pekalongan257,945
Cirebon254,298
Banda Aceh250,757
Tegal237,084
Kediri235,143
Binjai228,763
Purwokerto217,222
Purwakarta215,803
Loa Janan212,816
Pematangsiantar209,614
Ciputat207,858
Ciampea207,212
Sumedang Utara206,746
Cileungsir202,190
Rengasdengklok201,463
Kendari195,006
Parung193,898
Tanjungpinang192,493
Curug191,406
Labuhanbajo188,724
Cibinong188,663
Madiun186,099
Pemalang184,149
Lembang183,130
Probolinggo181,656
Pamulang174,557
Cikupa174,041
Salatiga172,645
Plumbon167,105
Banjaran164,952
Serang164,767
Lawang159,380
Pasuruan158,600
Sunggal157,914
Perbaungan157,174
Pasarkemis154,234
Soreang150,932
Purwodadi150,206
Metro149,526
Lubuklinggau148,243
Palangkaraya148,139
Astanajapura148,047
Cikampek145,620
Gorontalo144,195
Dumai143,760
Tanjungbalai142,506
Parepare140,000
Sidoarjo139,189
Weru139,004
Bitung137,364
Jayapura134,895
Baturaja134,759
Adiwerna134,188
Singaraja133,784
Blitar132,416
Martapura131,449
Kisaran129,911
Palopo129,273
Teluknaga128,275
Ungaran127,812
Rangkasbitung126,910
Klaten126,831
Jombang126,465
Paseh126,181
Pangkalpinang125,933
Sorong125,535
Padalarang124,946
Ciamis123,637
Lumajang123,626
Indramayu123,263
Pati122,785
Payakumbuh121,572
Bangil120,000
Sepatan118,439
Tebingtinggi117,530
Kedungwuni117,249
Batang115,537
Pamanukan114,290
Sawangan114,069
Mojokerto112,557
Cileunyi111,476
Magelang111,461
Kresek110,182
Citeureup110,155
Banyuwangi108,166
Cikarang106,479
Arjawinangun105,845
Depok104,527
Prabumulih103,470
Rantauprapat103,009
Belawan102,707
Singkawang101,838
Ternate101,731
Bontang101,691
Grogol100,613
Padangsidempuan100,561
Bukittinggi98,746
Dukuhturi98,074
Tarakan97,478
Sungai Penuh95,913
Sumber93,420
Wonosobo92,990
Palimanan92,600
Pamekasan92,447
Pandeglang92,316
Pariaman92,183
Kudus92,156
Caringin91,845
Banjar89,040
Lhokseumawe88,974
Cicurug88,965
Kartasura88,927
Klangenan88,378
Majalengka87,732
Bojonegoro86,568
Kasihan86,234
Sumenep84,656
Ambarawa84,379
Margahayukencana83,119
Galesong83,050
Watampone81,629
Kedungwaru80,257
Serpong80,193
Sibolga79,714
Genteng79,652
Gedangan79,230
Ponorogo79,026
Ciranjang-hilir77,758
Ende77,205
Tuban76,242
Kebomas75,982
Karangsembung75,856
Tarub75,739
Batu75,631
Sungailiat74,719
Petarukan74,188
Gresik73,629
Sewon73,585
Jatibarang73,010
Kuningan72,085
Sragen71,522
Pageralam70,386
Mertoyudan69,871
Bondowoso69,783
Nganjuk69,011
Melati67,090
Bima66,970
Sokaraja66,482
Gamping Lor66,110
Sampit66,053
Lahat65,906
Tulungagung65,262
Muncar64,537
Tulangan Utara63,889
Godean63,164
Tanjung Pandan62,374
Abepura62,248
Bangkalan62,178
Slawi61,206
Pecangaan61,046
Kertosono60,782
Barabai60,192
Boyolali59,851
Sengkang59,523
Lamongan59,224
Baki58,909
Bantul58,653
Weleri58,448
Polewali58,190
Jatiwangi57,973
Baekrajan57,920
Singosari57,793
Kabanjahe57,159
Purbalingga56,903
Pare56,699
Balaipungut56,452
Mendaha56,268
Sleman56,215
Pandak56,043
Amuntai55,560
Besuki55,465
Wedi55,300
Cepu55,055
Langsa54,465
Sampang53,269
Manokwari53,190
Tanjungagung53,117
Sumbawa Besar52,654
Terbanggi Besar52,566
Kepanjen51,919
Blora51,811
Comal51,092
Karanganom50,670
Kawalu50,541
Jatiroto50,059
Labuhan Deli49,668
Gampengrejo49,118
Gatak48,959
Singaparna48,882
Waingapu48,828
Banyumas48,378
Solok48,372
Pameungpeuk48,294
Buduran48,152
Luwuk47,778
Sungai Raya47,735
Amahai47,653
Balung47,631
Maumere47,598
Poso47,110
Singkil46,800
Curup46,245
Candi Prambanan44,925
Muntilan44,859
Berastagi44,765
Bambanglipuro44,713
Ketanggungan44,288
Rembangan44,030
Nabire43,898
Gebog43,756
Kencong43,046
Pelabuhanratu43,001
Panji42,789
Katabu42,750
Baturaden42,394
Kotabumi42,366
Diwek41,719
Kijang41,344
Sinjai40,797
Rantepao40,438
Reuleuet40,393
Juwana40,177
Pekan Bahapal40,000
Rajapolah39,840
Tual39,502
Wiradesa39,407
Majenang38,897
Buaran38,770
Krian38,603
Wonopringgo38,429
Pangkalanbuun38,057
Majene37,715
Jekulo37,521
Banjar37,263
Simpang36,652
Srono36,260
Sofifi36,197
Atambua35,793
Kualakapuas35,632
Wangon35,530
Sumberpucung35,285
Praya35,183
Meulaboh35,062
Ruteng34,569
Manggar34,520
Pandaan34,184
Pemangkat34,029
Kualatungkal33,683
Tabanan33,667
Lebaksiu33,606
Labuan33,576
Mlonggo33,542
Tondano33,317
Negara33,191
Tanggulangin32,866
Jaten32,378
Boyolangu32,287
Gombong31,965
Karangasem31,869
Bandar31,442
Kutoarjo31,352
Karangampel31,234
Panarukan30,749
Sidareja30,313
Pakisaji30,213
Selogiri30,180
Kuta30,012
Srandakan29,529
Kefamenanu29,490
Singojuruh29,418
Wongsorejo29,193
Trenggalek29,083
Lasem28,948
Ceper28,646
Randudongkal28,532
Balapulang28,483
Ubud28,373
Kraksaan28,248
Jogonalan28,114
Mranggen28,026
Deli Tua27,940
Klungkung27,836
Margasari27,814
Sijunjung27,786
Soe27,717
Tomohon27,624
Wonosari27,458
Bulakamba27,367
Demak27,251
Paciran27,072
Babat27,038
Stabat26,862
Driyorejo26,827
Muntok26,709
Tayu26,413
Ngunut26,297
Colomadu26,274
Wanaraja26,240
Welahan26,163
Bireun25,793
Pangkalan Brandan25,542
Soko25,494
Teluk Nibung25,146
Tanjungtiram25,118
Seririt25,000
Sabang24,519
Delanggu24,440
Prigen24,164
Pundong24,081
Kalianget23,897
Ngemplak23,750
Trucuk23,584
Mojoagung23,534
Kroya23,255
Dampit23,094
Ngoro22,871
Gambiran Satu22,525
Kamal22,515
Gongdanglegi Kulon22,468
Ngawi22,412
Kebonarun21,745
Manismata18,888
Sigli17,504
Tongging16,000
Mamuju15,000
Sinabang15,000
Tobelo10,000
Sembakung8,098
Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe)8,000
Bejubang Dua7,957
Munduk6,200
Tanjung Selor