Wonderful Indonesia

Indonesia at Glance

Area: 1,910,931 km2*

Neighbouring countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Climate: tropical, humid-temperature, two seasons: wet and dry season

Population: 263,991,000*

Capital: Jakarta

Currency: Rupiah (IDR)

Official Language: Bahasa Indonesia

Religion: Islam, Christianity, Catholic, Hindu, Buddha, Confucius

State: Republic, headed by President

Indonesia is a country rich in cultural diversity, home to around 700 ethnic & sub ethnic groups and more than 1000 local languages.

It is the fourth largest country in the world with its 16,056 islands have been named and reported to the UN.**

The 95,181 km coastline of Indonesia has established the country as the second longest coastline after Canada.

Indonesia has five main islands namely Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua. Indonesia’s two major archipelagos are Nusa Tenggara and the Maluku Islands, and there are also sixty smaller archipelagoes.

Indonesia’s National territory is extending 5,120 kilometres (3,181 mi) from east to west and 1,760 kilometres (1,094 mi) from north to south.

*UN Statistics Division, World Statistics Pocketbook 2017 edition

**Antara News: UN Verifies Names of 16,056 Indonesian Islands

 

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