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Changing places: Why countries decide to move their capitals

Geoff Riley

25th August 2019

This BBC News report and short video looks at plans by the Indonesian government to move their capital sinking from Jakarta to the island of Borneo. Jakarta is literally sinking and more than half of the city is now below sea-level.

Why Indonesia's capital Jakarta is sinking

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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