🇮🇩 Yogyakarta is the capital city of Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, on the island of Java. As the only Indonesian royal city still ruled by a monarchy, Yogyakarta is regarded as an important centre for classical Javanese fine arts and culture such as ballet, batik textiles, drama, literature, music, poetry, silver-smithing, visual arts, and wayang puppetry. Renowned as a centre of Indonesian education, Yogyakarta is home to a large student population and dozens of schools and universities, including Gadjah Mada University, the country's largest institute of higher education and one of its most prestigious.
Yogyakarta is the capital of the Yogyakarta Sultanate and served as the Indonesian capital from 1946 to 1948 during the Indonesian National Revolution, with Gedung Agung as the president's office.
The metropolitan area includes the city of Magelang and 65 districts across Sleman, Klaten, Bantul, Kulon Progo and Magelang Regency. Yogyakarta has one of the highest HDI (Human Development Index) in Indonesia. To rapidly jump start the economy, plan for 2nd phase Indonesia high speed train via Southbound is currently being developed from Bandung to Yogyakarta & Solo which is projected to be completed by 2024.
Economy In 2017, Gross Domestic Regional Product (GRDP) of Yogyakarta City at current price were 31.31 trillion rupiahs. Tertiary sector played an important role on economy. It covered category of wholesale and retail trade; repair of cars and motorcycles, transportation and warehousing; provision of accommodation and eating and drinking; categories of information and communication; categories of financial services and insurance; real estate; corporate services; government administration, defence and compulsory social security; educational services; health services and social activities as well as the other services category. The contribution of this tertiary sector to GRDP was 78.28 percent.
Yogyakarta was ranked #549 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Yogyakarta has a population of over 440,000 people. Yogyakarta also forms the centre of the wider Yogyakarta metropolitan area which has a population of over 4,010,436 people. Yogyakarta is ranked #668 for startups with a score of 0.225.