Ciliwung Delta

Ciliwung River (Kali Ciliwung) is one of the main rivers in Java Island in Indonesia. Ciliwung River flows through cities, such as Bogor, Depok and Jakarta. Ciliwung River headwaters are in the plateau located in the Border of Bogor District and Cianjur regency, or precisely in Mount Gede, Mount Pangrango and Puncak area. After passing through the eastern part of Bogor city, this river flows north on the west side Jakarta-Bogor Road, Depok east side, and entered the Jakarta area as become the natural borders of East and South Jakarta.

In Manggarai Area, the flows were manipulated to control the flooding. Original flow path through Cikini, Gondangdia, until Gambir, but after the Istiqlal water doors, the path did not find again and became canals, such as in the west side of Gunung Sahari Road and Molenvliet Canal between Gajah Mada road and Veteran Road. Also in Manggarai, made West Flood Canal that leads to the west, then turn north to pass Tanah Abang, Tomang, Jembatan Lima, to Pluit.

The Ciliwung River in Jakarta, Source:

General characteristics

  • Continent: Asia
  • Basin of deposition: Jakarta Bay
  • Major Cities: Jakarta


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