Facts About Indonesia



Facts About Indonesia

Indonesia Facts

  • Location: Indonesia is an archipielago located in Southeastern Asia between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean

  • Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official) This language is a modified form of Malay. Other languages spoken in Indonesia areEnglish, Dutch, local dialects (The most spoken is Javanese)

  • Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)

  • Population: 245,613,043 (July 2011 est.)

  • Land Size: 1,904,569 square kilometers

  • Capital: Jakarta

  • Bordering Countries: Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea

  • Bordering Body of Water: Indian Oceoa, Pacific Ocean

  • Industries: Petroleum and natural gas, textiles, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food, tourism

  • Agriculture: Rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, copra; poultry, beef, pork, eggs

  • Land divisions: Indonesia has 30 provinces, 2 special regions*, and 1 special capital city district**; Bali, Banten, Bengkulu, Gorontalo, Jambi, Jawa Barat (West Java), Jawa Tengah (Central Java), Jawa Timur (East Java), Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan), Kalimantan Selatan (South Kalimantan),Kalimantan Tengah (Central Kalimantan), Kalimantan Timur (East Kalimantan), Kepulauan Bangka Belitung (Bangka Belitung Islands), Kepulauan Riau (Riau Islands), Lampung, Maluku, Maluku Utara (North Maluku), Nusa Tenggara Barat (West Nusa Tenggara), Nusa Tenggara Timur (East Nusa Tenggara), Papua, Papua Barat (West Papua), Riau, Sulawesi Barat (West Sulawesi), Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi), Sulawesi Tengah (Central Sulawesi), Sulawesi Tenggara (Southeast Sulawesi), Sulawesi Utara (North Sulawesi), Sumatera Barat (West Sumatra), Sumatera Selatan (South Sumatra), Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra)

    Special Regions: Aceh, Yogyakarta

    Special Capital City District: Jakarta Raya

  • Major Cities: Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bandung, Bekasi, Palembang, Tangerang, Makassar, Semarang, Depok





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