With the rapid growth of the tourism industry in Bali, Denpasar has encouraged and promoted business activities and ventures, contributing to it having the highest growth rate in Bali Province. The population of Denpasar was 725,314 at the 2020 Census, down from 788,445 at the 2010 Census due to pandemic outflow, despite having hit 879,098 in 2015, while the metropolitan area centred on Denpasar (called Sarbagita) had 2,388,680 residents in 2020. Pandemic and travel related closures has further exacerbated the population loss, with mid 2022 estimate of 653,136 people.
The name Denpasar – from the Balinese words “den”, meaning north, and “pasar”, meaning market – indicates the city’s origins as a market-town, on the site of what is now Kumbasari Market (formerly “Peken Payuk”), in the northern part of the modern city.
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