Is Crete Bigger Than Jakarta? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Jakarta is the capital city of the country of Indonesia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Jakarta regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Jakarta?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Jakarta is 662.3 sq km. Crete is bigger than Jakarta by 7,787.7 sq km. Crete is around 12.8 times bigger than Jakarta.

Area of Crete:  3,260 sq mi ( 8,450 km2 )

Area of Crete compared to Jakarta

Area of Jakarta:  255.7 sq mi ( 662.3 km2 )

Area of Jakarta compared to Crete


According to the Eurostat data, the total population of Crete as of 2019 was estimated to be around 634,930.

Population of Crete compared to Jakarta

Based on Wikipedia, the total population of Jakarta as of 2020 was estimated to be around 10,562,088.

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Jakarta.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Jakarta: Indonesian

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Jakarta as of 2020: 0.807

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Jakarta Timezone: 

UTC + 7:00 (Indonesia Western Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Jakarta:
6° 12′ 0″ S106° 49′ 0″ E

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