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A Brief Description

Indonesia, with over 18,000 counted islands, is by far the largest and most varied archipelago on Earth. It spans almost 2 million square kilometres between Asia and Australia.

Positioned on the
Equator, across a region of immense volcanic activity, Indonesia has some 400 volcanoes within its borders, with at least 90 still active in some way.

Many of the islands here are still uninhabited, with the larger islands of Java, Kalimantan (Borneo), Irian Jaya (Papua), Sumatra and Sulawesi home to most of the population base.

Once dominated by the military, recent democratic reforms included two highly successful national elections to Parliament, and the direct election of the current President.

Some citizens in the outer-reaches of the country still demand more freedom, and that struggle continues today within the democratic process, and not on the battlefields of the past. Note that the East Timor cry for independence was one of the positive results of reform.

This tropical country and its many islands are one of the most stunning destinations on our planet, but recent (though isolated) terrorism attacks in Bali and other areas of the country have certainly stifled some of the country's tourism.

In addition, the major Tsunami of December, 2004, severely damaged most of the northern reaches of Sumatra, and there's still an apprehensive feeling in the air for both residents and visitors alike.

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Typical landscape in Bali, Indonesia
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Facts and Figures

arrow Name Indonesia

(long form) Republic of Indonesia

arrow Population 214,973,900

arrow Population & Density (all countries) here

arrow Capital City Jakarta (8.9 mil) metro (18.1 mil)

arrow Currency Indonesian Rupee (IDR)

arrow Currency Converter here

arrow Languages Bahasa Indonesia (official), English, Dutch and many local dialects.

arrow Flag here

arrow National Day August 17

arrow Religions Muslim (88%), Protestant, others

Geographic Coordinates

arrow Latitude/Longitude (Capital City)
06 08' S, 106 45' E

arrow Relative Location Indonesia, located on
both sides of the Equator, is therefore in both the northern and southern hemispheres, as well as the eastern hemisphere. It's positioned just to the north of Australia in far Southeast Asia, and bordered by the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, over a dozen regional seas, and the countries of Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor.

Land Statistics

arrow Coastline 33,999 miles (54,716 km)

arrow Land Areas

(land) 705,192 sq miles (1,826,440 sq km)

(water) 35,907 sq miles ( 93,000 sq km)

(TOTAL)741,099 sq miles (1,919,440 sq km)

arrow Land Area (all countries) here

arrow Landforms This archipelagic nation contains over 18,000 islands. Of those, the larger islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Irian Jaya are quite mountainous, with some peaks reaching 12,000 ft. The highest elevations (over 16,000 ft) are found on Irian Jaya in the east.

Located along the Ring of Fire, Indonesia has some 400 volcanoes within its borders, with at least 90 still active in some way.

Significant rivers include the Barito, Digul, Hari, Kampar, Kapuas, Kayan and Musi. There are also scattered inland lakes, small in size.

arrow Highest Point Puncak Jaya - 16,502 ft. (5,030 m)

arrow Lowest Point Indian Ocean - 0 ft. (0 m)

arrow Land Divisions 30 provinces, including: Bali, Banten, Bengkulu, Gorontalo, Irian Jaya Barat, Jambi, Jawa Barat, Jawa Tengah, Jawa Timur, Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Selatan, Kalimantan Tengah, Kalimantan Timur, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung, Kepulauan Riau, Lampung, Maluku, Maluku Utara, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Papua, Riau, Sulawesi Barat, Sulawesi Selatan, Sulawesi Tengah, Sulawesi Tenggara, Sulawesi Utara, Sumatera Barat, Sumatera Selatan and Sumatera Utara.

In addition, there are two special regions; Aceh and Yogyakarta, and the capital city district of Jakarta Raya.

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A smiling cow, rural Indonesia (worldatlas.com) photo

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Recommended Links

arrow Indonesia (Complete) info on the (GDP) economy, imports and exports, natural resources, government, population, military, transportation, and more
here!

arrow Indonesia Embassy (Washington, D.C.) here!

arrow Indonesia & Bali Tourism here!

arrow Indonesia Tourism here!

arrow Bali Tourism here!

arrow Bali photos (assorted) Here!

arrow Komodo Island photos (assorted) Here!

arrow Jakarta Post here!

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A happy local child, Indonesia (worldatlas.com) photo

Time and Weather



arrow Climate With its location on, or just below the Equator, Indonesia is generally hot and humid throughout the year, with moderate cooling in the higher elevations.

Average temperatures (highs and lows) throughout the year vary little based on its geographic position. Daily (brief) rainstorms are the norm, and the rainy season runs from mid-December through March.

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Traveler Info

arrow Attractions Indonesia and its thousands of islands offer a diverse variety of ecologies, and in recent years eco-travel to the country has increased dramatically.

The capital city of Jakarta remains the major attraction, with its colonial-style buildings and monuments reminiscent of its Dutch and British periods. Additionally within the city, points-of-interest include the Central Museum; historic Portuguese Church; Istiqlal Mosque, and the many antique markets, shopping bazaars and ethnic restaurants that cover the streets.

Outside of Jakarta, other destinations include the islands of Sulawesi (Orchid Island), Sumatra, with its volcanic mountains and hot springs, and of course, Bali.

Unfortunately, due to continuing concerns about the possibility of additional terrorist attacks directed against western citizens and interests, the U.S. Department of State and other governments continue to warn their citizens to defer non-essential travel to Indonesia, and especially to Bali.

arrow Country Dialing Code 62

arrow Electricity Indonesia uses 127/230 volts AC (50 Hz)

Electrical adapters, products and tips
here

arrow Travel Warnings here

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Garden Statue, Indonesia
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Roadside Transport, Indonesia
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Line of Trucks, Indonesia
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