The Republic of Indonesia is a country located in south-east Asia and Oceania.
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. Covering an area of 255 square miles, Jakarta is the largest city in the country. It is located on the north-west coast of Java and is officially known as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta. As estimated in 2011, the city had a total population of 9,580,000. The capital city serves as the economic, cultural and political centre of the country.
What countries border Indonesia?
Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of approximately 13,000 islands. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and Malaysia. The country also shares maritime boundaries with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
How big is Indonesia?
With an area of 741,050 square miles, Indonesia is the sixteenth-largest country in the world in terms of land area.
What is the population of Indonesia?
According to the census conducted in 2011, Indonesia had an estimated population of 237,424,363; it is the fourth-most populous country in the world.
What are the ethnic groups in Indonesia?
Indonesia has a diverse population. There are hundreds of ethnic groups in the country. The largest ethnic group is the Javanese; almost forty-five percent of the population belong to this group. The second-largest group is the Sundanese on the island of Java. Other ethnic groups include Madurese and coastal Malays. There are also a number of Chinese-Indonesians in the country.
What are the administrative divisions of Indonesia?
Indonesia is divided into thirty-three provinces that are sub-divided into regencies and cities. The cities are further divided into districts and again into village groupings. The villages are divided into several citizen-groups which are sub-divided into several neighborhood-groups.
Who are the political leaders of Indonesia?
The government of Indonesia is a unitary, presidential constitutional republic.
President - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Vice President - Boediono
What currency is used in Indonesia?
The rupiah denoted by the ISO 4217 IDR is the official currency of Indonesia. It is issued and controlled by the Bank of Indonesia and is denoted by the symbol (Rp). The rupiah is sub-divided into 100 sen.
What is the official language of Indonesia?
Indonesian, a form of Malay language, is the officially recognized language of Indonesia. It is spoken by the majority of the population and is used for education and business purposes. Javanese is the most widely spoken indigenous language in the country.
What is the religion of Indonesia?
The majority of the Indonesian population adhere to Islam. Indonesia is the most-populous Muslim-majority nation in the world. The other government recognized religions in the country include Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
What is the economy of Indonesia like?
Indonesia is the largest economy in south-east Asia, characterized by a mixed economy. In 2010, the estimated gross domestic product (nominal) of the country was US$706.73 billion, while the nominal per capita was estimated at US$3,015. The largest sector is the Indonesian economy is industry, accounting for 46.4% of the GDP. Services (37.1%) ranks second followed by agriculture (16.5%). Soybeans, corn, peanuts, asparagus, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, pineapples, bananas, mangoes, papaya, oranges, and mung beans are the major agricultural products.
Manufacturing is a large sector; the major manufactured goods include textiles, clothing, footwear, cement, and chemical fertilizers. Japan, Singapore, the United States, and China are the major trading partners. The major imports include chemicals, fuels, machinery, and foodstuffs while electrical appliances, plywood, rubber, and textiles, oil and gas are the principal export items.
When is the national day of Indonesia celebrated?
The national day of Indonesia is celebrated on August 17 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the country's independence from the Japanese rule in 1945.