Sawah Besar (meaning big paddy field)(originally known as Weltevreden) is a subdistrict of Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. The subdistrict contains one of the oldest area in Jakarta, which is centered around Lapangan Banteng on the southeast part of Sawah Besar. This historic area includes the former Palace of Daendels (now the Treasury Department Building), Jakarta Cathedral, and the former location of Fort Prins Frederik (now the Istiqlal Mosque).
Kelurahan (Administrative Villages)
The subdistrict of Sawah Besar is divided into five kelurahan or administrative villages: