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, city and special district (1990 pop. 8,227,746), capital and largest city of Indonesia, NW Java, at the mouth of the canalized Ciliwung River, on Jakarta Bay, an inlet of the Java Sea.
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Batavia(bətā`vēə), city (1990 pop. 16,310), seat of Genesee co., W N.Y.; inc. 1915. It was laid out in 1801 by Joseph Ellicott, agent for the Holland Land Company. Batavia produces a variety of light manufactures. The city was a center of the Anti-Masonic movement in the 19th cent. Attica prison, site of a 1971 uprising, is nearby.
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1. an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
2. an archaic or literary name for Holland
3. a former name for Jakarta
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