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18 Jan 2022, 3:52 pm

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/indonesia-passes-law-to-move-capital-from-jakarta-to-borneo/ar-AASUBtX?ocid=uxbndlbing

The new capital will be called Nusantara.

However, it’s status of newest capital will not last long, as Ciudad de la Paz is being built in Equatorial Guinea.


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18 Jan 2022, 4:21 pm

Interesting.

Sorta like When Brazil moved its capital from Rio to Brasilia. Partly a ploy to get the people to move from an overpopulated region of the country to a wild underpopulated part of the country.



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18 Jan 2022, 4:35 pm

So they're going ahead with it! Can see why it's a matter of some urgency- while sea levels are rising, Jakarta is actually sinking.

Myanmar's official capital is Naypyidaw, est. 2005. It's notorious for being almost completely empty: several times the size of the old capital, Yangon, but with only a fraction of the population.


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18 Jan 2022, 6:00 pm

Like Atlantis Jakarta is actually sinking? Not just relative to the sea level rising, but its actually losing altitude?



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18 Jan 2022, 8:31 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Like Atlantis Jakarta is actually sinking? Not just relative to the sea level rising, but its actually losing altitude?


Yes.

Parts of San Francisco are like that. There is a high-rise there that is tilted.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/san-franciscos-millennium-tower-tilted-at-a-rate-of-up-to-3-inches-last-year/ar-AASISbj?ocid=uxbndlbing


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18 Jan 2022, 8:44 pm

PhosphorusDecree wrote:
So they're going ahead with it! Can see why it's a matter of some urgency- while sea levels are rising, Jakarta is actually sinking.

Myanmar's official capital is Naypyidaw, est. 2005. It's notorious for being almost completely empty: several times the size of the old capital, Yangon, but with only a fraction of the population.


Part of the move is also to relieve overcrowding on Java, where Jakarta is.

There are several assumptions why the Myanmar capital was moved: Naypyidaw is more centrally located than the old capital, Yangon. It is also a transportation hub located adjacent to the Shan, Kayah, and Kayin states. It was felt by governmental and military leaders that a stronger military and governmental presence nearby might provide stability to those chronically turbulent regions. The official explanation for moving the capital was that Yangon had become too congested and crowded with little room for future expansion of government offices.

As for the new capital of Equatorial Guinea, it appears to be mainly a monument to its longtime leader, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in power since 1979. Ciudad de la Paz is very near the towns of Mongomo and Akoacan, where Obiang's family clan is based. It is located in the eastern part of the mainland region, near the border with Gabon. The current capital, Malabo, is located on the island of Bioko.


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22 Jan 2022, 2:46 pm

Stumbled upon this video about it.