• Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. It consists of five major islands and about 30 smaller groups. The archipelago is on a crossroad between two oceans, the Pacific and the Indian, and bridges two continents, Asia and Australia. This strategic position has always influenced the cultural, social, political, and economic life of the country which has achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1949.
    Current issues include: implementing IMF-mandated reforms of the banking sector, effecting a transition to a popularly elected government after four decades of authoritarianism, addressing charges of cronyism and corruption, holding the military accountable for human rights violations, and resolving growing separatist pressures in Aceh and Irian Jaya.

    border countries: Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste

    related countries: Australia, Timor-Leste, Netherlands, Japan, Philippines

      Daerah Istimewa Aceh Propinsi Bali Propinsi Bengkulu Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta Raya Propinsi Jambi Propinsi Jawa Tengah Propinsi Jawa Timur Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Propinsi Kalimantan Barat Propinsi Kalimantan Selatan Propinsi Kalimantan Tengah Propinsi Kalimantan Timur Propinsi Lampung Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Barat Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur Propinsi Sulawesi Tengah Propinsi Sulawesi Tenggara Propinsi Sumatera Barat Propinsi Sumatera Utara Propinsi Maluku Propinsi Maluku Utara Propinsi Jawa Barat Propinsi Sulawesi Utara Propinsi Sumatera Selatan Propinsi Banten Provinsi Gorontalo Propinsi Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Provinsi Papua Provinsi Riau Provinsi Sulawesi Selatan Provinsi Irian Jaya Barat Provinsi Kepulauan Riau Provinsi Sulawesi Barat
  • Indonesia City

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    Official Name:
    Republik Indonesia
    short form: Indonesia
    int'l long form: Republic of Indonesia
    int'l short form: Indonesia
    formerly: Netherlands East Indies; Dutch East Indies

    ISO Country Code: id

    Time:
    Local Time = UTC +7h to UTC +9h
    Denpasar, Bali Sun-Oct-23  00:23
    Jakarta, Java Sat-Oct-22  23:23

    Country Calling Code: +62

    Capital City: Jakarta (Special Capital City Region of Jakarta), situated on the island of Java (pop. est. 8.8 million)

    Other Cities:
    Surabaya, Medan, Bandung

    Government:
    Type: Independent republic.
    Independence: 17 August 1945 Indonesia proclaimed independence; on 27 December 1949, the country became legally independent from the Netherlands.
    Constitution: 1945.

    Geography:
    Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
    Largest islands: Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi (Celebes), New Guinea.
    Area: 2 million sq. km. (736 000 sq. mi.).
    Terrain: More than 17 000 islands; 6 000 are inhabited; 1 000 of which are permanently settled. Large islands consist of coastal plains with mountainous interiors.

    Climate: tropical; hot, humid; cooler in the highlands.

    People:
    Nationality: Indonesian(s).
    Population: 238 500 000
    Ethnic groups: 45% Javanese, 14% Sudanese, 7.5% Madurese and 26% other ethnic groups.
    Religions: Islam 87%, Protestant 6%, Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist and other 1%.
    Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official, akin to Malay), English, Dutch, plus 583 dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese.
    Literacy: 88.5

    Natural resources: Petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver.

    Agriculture products: Rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, copra, poultry, beef, pork, eggs.

    Industries: Petroleum and natural gas, textiles, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food, tourism.

    Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

    Indonesia in Figures
    Indonesia key statistical data.