Not Only Indonesia, These 7 Countries Have Moved Their Capitals

KOMPAS.com – The government has decided the new name Nusantara as the nation’s capital (IKN) Indonesia, which is planned to move to Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan.

Various preparations and socialization efforts are being carried out, including land acquisition and a number of supporting regulations.

On the other hand, people are talking about moving again new nation’s capital this, especially in the virtual world.

Public opinion and experts still seem divided, because many of them think that moving the capital city from Jakarta to the archipelago will only widen the problem.

However, there are also those who are still optimistic that the new capital city will lead to a more equitable development direction in Indonesia.

In other parts of the world, there are several countries that have had the experience of moving their capital cities as well as their seat of government.

Which countries are they?

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The tech nation, Germany, also moved its capital in 1990.

The capital was moved from Bonn to Berlin, following the fall of the German Wall and the unification of East and West Germany a year earlier.

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Many mistakenly think that the capital city of this samba country is Rio de Janeiro. Even though the capital of Brazil has moved to Brasilia in 1960 ago.

This city of Brasilia is located in the interior of the Amazon but is recognized for its excellence as large-scale modern architecture.

This resulted in the Brazilian capital being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

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Myanmar moved the capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw, a much larger city.

The government prepared its facilities and buildings in a magnificent manner including a replica of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda and a 20-lane highway.

Unfortunately, the new town is more empty as very few residents are willing to move.

4. Pakistan

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Pakistan moved the country’s capital from Karachi to Islamabad, which is located on the southernmost coast.

This new city was built specifically for this purpose in the 1960s.

Worked by Greek architects, Pakistan’s new capital city is known for its green landscapes and quality living standards.

Also read: 7 Countries in the World That Have Moved Capitals

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The current capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, was moved from Almaty in 1997.

The transfer was carried out by preparing Astana to become a more futuristic city.

6. Nigeria

Africa’s most populous country moved its capital from Lagos to Abuja in 1991.

The new city was purposely designed in the 1980s to be more central and less crowded.

The relocation of the Tanzanian capital from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma was set in 1973.

This new location is considered more central to the entire territory and interests of the inhabitants of this African country.

But this intention only materialized more than 40 years later when the government actually moved to Dodoma in 2016.

Source: Kompas.com (Author: Sekar Langit Nariswari)

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