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Where is Indonesia?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Indonesia covers 1,811,569 square kilometers of land and 93,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 15th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,904,569 square kilometers.

Indonesia became an independent state in 1949, after gaining its sovereignty from The Netherlands. The population of Indonesia is 248,216,193 (2012) and the nation has a density of 137 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Indonesia is the Rupiah (IDR). As well, the people of Indonesia are refered to as Indonesian.

The dialing code for the country is 62 and the top level internet domain for Indonesian sites is .id.

Indonesia shares land borders with 3 countries: Malaysia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea.

To learn more, visit our detailed Indonesia section.

Quick facts

Population 248,216,193
Density 137.0 / km2 ( 354.9 / mi2 )
Language Indonesian
Independence Year 1949
Capital Jakarta (Jakarta Raya)
Currency Rupiah
GDP 889,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 3,582 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,811,569 km2 (699,450 mi2)
Water Area 93,000 km2 (35,907 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Malaysia, Papua New Guinea
Minimum Longitude 95.010
Maximum Longitude 141.030
Mininum Latitude -10.990
Maximum Latitude 5.910

What is the capital of Indonesia?

map showing the location of Indonesia
Location of Jakarta on a map.

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. It has a population of 8,540,121, and is located on a latitue of -6.21 and longitude of 106.85.

Jakarta is also the political center of Indonesia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Jakarta, the Capital Of Indonesia

City Jakarta
Country Indonesia
Population 8,540,121
Longitude 106.84513000
Latitude -6.21462000
Elevation 16 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Indonesia

Rank City Population
#1Jakarta8,540,121
#2Surabaya2,374,658
#3Medan1,750,971
#4Bandung1,699,719
#5Bekasi1,520,119
#6Palembang1,441,500
#7Tangerang1,372,124
#8Makassar1,321,717
#9South Tangerang1,303,569
#10Semarang1,288,084
#11Padang840,352
#12Bandarlampung800,348
#13Bogor800,000
#14Malang746,716
#15Pekanbaru703,956
#16City of Balikpapan700,000
#17Yogyakarta636,660
#18Situbondo600,000
#19Banjarmasin572,837
#20Surakarta555,308

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.