In 1871, the Dutch government allowed Depok to form its own government and president. The ruling was no longer stood after 1952, where the Depok presidency ceded its control of Depok to the Indonesian government except for a few areas.
In March 1982 Depok was reclassified as an administrative city, and in 1999, as a city.
Modern day landmarks that were once known as Depok's primary shopping centers include Ramanda (now an autoshop plus education centre), Hero Supermarket (now Index Home Furnishings), Agung Shop (now defunct and burned during the riot), and Target (now defunct).
There are several new shopping centers in Depok: ITC Depok (anchor tenant: Carrefour), Depok Town Square -commonly referred to as DeTos (anchor tenant: Matahari), and the latest mall which is Margo City (anchor tenants: Centro, Giant, Electronic City), all located on the street 'Margonda Raya.' Traditional markets include Pasar Depok Baru, Pasar Depok Lama (short: Pasar Lama), Pasar Kemiri (originally expanded to facilitate the move of Pasar Lama traders), Pasar PAL, Pasar Agung, Pasar Musi, Pasar Majapahit
Depok has several major bookstores including a Gramedia and Toko Gunung Agung and a large collection of small roadside bookstores.
The government has awarded a $US 56 million contract to the Japanese partnership of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sumitomo Corporation for construction of a new train maintenance facility at Depok, 30km south of Jakarta.(Indonesia)
Aug 01, 2004; The government has awarded a $US 56 million contract to the Japanese partnership of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sumitomo...
COMMERCE SECRETARY LOCKE REMARKS AT TOWNHALL MEETING, UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA DEPOK CAMPUS, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
May 27, 2010; WASHINGTON, May 26 -- The U. S. Department of Commerce issued the following speech: Tan Tia (Thank you) And I want to thank the...