Jakarta (Indonesia)

Jakarta, previously (until 1949) Batavia or (1949–72) Djakarta, biggest city and capital of Indonesia. Jakarta lies on the northwest bank of Java at the mouth of the Ciliwung (Liwung River), on Jakarta Bay (an embayment of the Java Sea). It is coextensive with the metropolitan area of Greater (Jakarta Raya) and about coextensive with the […]

Beijing (China)

Beijing, Wade-Giles romanization Pei-ching, customary Peking, city, territory level shi (region), and capital of the People’s Republic of China. Hardly any urban areas on the planet have served for such a long time as the political central command and social focal point of a zone as tremendous as China. The city has been a necessary […]

Hanoi (Vietnam)

Hanoi, likewise spelled Ha Noi, city, capital of Vietnam. The city is arranged in northern Vietnam on the western bank of the Red River, around 85 miles (140 km) inland from the South China Sea. Notwithstanding being the national capital, Hanoi is additionally a territory level region (thanh pho), regulated by the focal government. Territory […]

Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

Bahrain Island and structures a bigger metropolitan and mechanical complex with Al-Khubar, Al-Qaṭīf, and Al-Ẓahrān. The disclosure of monstrous oil holds in the territory in 1938 prompted the extreme change of the once little waterfront settlement into a boomtown that is presently a noteworthy seaport, an oil and petroleum gas focus, the business center of […]

Manama (Bahrain)

Manama, Arabic Al-Manāmah, capital and biggest city of the state and emirate of Bahrain. It lies at the upper east tip of Bahrain island, in the Persian Gulf. Around one-fifth of the emirate’s populace lives in the city. First referenced in Islamic annals about AD 1345, it was taken by the Portuguese (1521) and by […]

Jaipur (India)

Jaipur, city, capital of Rajasthan state, northwestern India. It is arranged in the east-focal piece of the state, generally equidistant from Alwar (upper east) and Ajmer (southwest). It is Rajasthan’s most-crowded city. A walled town encompassed (but toward the south) by slopes, the city was established in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh to supplant […]

Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Siĕmréab, additionally spelled Siem Reap, city, northwestern Cambodia. It lies along the Siĕmréab River and is connected to Phnom Penh, the national capital, and neighboring zones by a national parkway. The town has a pharmaceutical generation focus, a hoard rearing office, agrarian apparatus workshops, a crocodile ranch, and a global air terminal. Only north of […]

Agra (India)

Agra, city, western Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies in the Indo-Gangetic Plain on the Yamuna (Jumna) River around 125 miles (200 km) southeast of Delhi. There was an early reference to an “Agravana” in the antiquated Sanskrit epic Mahabharata, and Ptolemy is said to have called the site “Agra.” The city was established […]