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Indonesia Facts & Figures

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Total area: 1,919,440 sq km (741,096 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 240,271,522
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Jakarta - 13,194,000 (metro. area)
Other large cities: Surabaya - 3,038,800; Bandung - 2,733,500; Medan - 2,204,300; Semarang - 1,267,100
Currency: Rupiah
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official), English, Dutch, Javanese, other
Ethnicity: Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%
Religions: Islam 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%
Time zone:GMT+7 (Sumatra, Java and Western Borneo), GMT+8 (Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali and Eastern Borneo); GMT+9 (Papua and Maluku); DST is not observed
Electricity: AC 220-230V/50Hz; European plugs with two round pins are used; some areas use three-pin British plugs


Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania situated on both sides of the equator, between the mainland of South-East Asia and Australia in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The country comprises 17,508 islands and has land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia and sea borders with Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and India.

Indonesia is world's largest archipelago state with about 6,000 islands that are inhabited. The five largest islands are: Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Kalimantan (part of the island of Borneo) and Irian Jaya (the western half of New Guinea). Most islands

Indonesia it is the world's fourth most populous country and has the world's largest population of Muslims. Java, with a population of about 130 million, is also world's most populous island.






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