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Indonesia

Facts and stats about Indonesia

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Indonesia is the biggest archipelago in the globe made up of five main islands and 30 other small atolls. It is nestled between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and connects the Australian and Asian Continents. The strategic position has shaped the socio-economic, cultural and political aspects of Indonesia. It used to be a Dutch colony and only attained its independence from the Netherlands in 1949. The Indonesian Government has to cope with vital issues such as human rights violations by the armed forces; implementation of reforms required by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the banking industry; bring about a transition from 40 years of authoritarianism to democracy; addressing separatist problems (Aceh and Irian Jaya); and, dealing with accusations of corruption and cronyism. International observers believe that Indonesia is a nation with many problems particularly majority of its citizens subsisting on below $2 every day. Malnutrition and child mortality rates are quite high. A big number of urban residents live in illegal settlements along the canals.

251.16 million

Population. Ranked 4th in 2013.

$3,557.39

GDP per capita. Ranked 106th in 2012.

Borders

Timor-Leste 228 km, Malaysia 1,782 km, Papua New Guinea 820 km
Largest city Jakarta - 9,160,500
Capital city Jakarta - 9,160,500
Major language Indonesian, 300 regional languages
Major religion Islam
Monetary unit Indonesian rupiah
Alternative names Republic of Indonesia, Republik Indonesia, Indonesia
Groups East Asia and Pacific, Emerging markets, Hot countries, Island countries, Muslim countries, World

Indonesia Map

1.81 million sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 16th in 2008.

Map of Indonesia - Kalimantan
Description Republik Indonesia Serikat BI.PNG

Interesting observations about Indonesia

Indonesia ranked first for population amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
Indonesia ranked first for coastline amongst Hot countries in 2014.
Indonesia has had the highest GNI > constant LCU since 1960.
Indonesia has had the highest tax > GDP > constant LCU since 1961.
Indonesia has ranked last for net income from abroad > current LCU since 1972.
Indonesia ranked first for biodiversity > mammal species, threatened globally in 2013.
Indonesia ranked first for airports amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
Indonesia ranked first for GDP > composition by sector > industry amongst Emerging markets in 2012.
Indonesia has had the highest services, etc., value added > constant LCU since 1979.
Indonesia has had the highest tax > taxes on income, profits and capital gains > current LCU since 1991.

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Indonesia is the biggest archipelago in the globe made up of five main islands and 30 other small atolls. It is nestled between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and connects the Australian and Asian Continents. The strategic position has shaped the socio-economic, cultural and political aspects of Indonesia. It used to be a Dutch colony and only attained its independence from the Netherlands in 1949. The Indonesian Government has to cope with vital issues such as human rights violations by the armed forces; implementation of reforms required by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the banking industry; bring about a transition from 40 years of authoritarianism to democracy; addressing separatist problems (Aceh and Irian Jaya); and, dealing with accusations of corruption and cronyism. International observers believe that Indonesia is a nation with many problems particularly majority of its citizens subsisting on below $2 every day. Malnutrition and child mortality rates are quite high. A big number of urban residents live in illegal settlements along the canals.

Posted on 28 Mar 2014

jaacosta47

jaacosta47

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Indonesia proclaimed independence on 17 August 1945. It became legally independent of the Netherlands on 27 December 1949.

Posted on 04 Apr 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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In response to Mr Faught - Indonesia receives most of its rainfall between November and March. Average rainfall in the lowlands varies from 1,780 to 3,175 mm (70 to 125 in) per year, and in some mountain regions rainfall reaches 6,100 mm (240 in) per year. The regions with the highest rainfall include the mountainous western coast of Sumatra and the upland areas of western Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua. The driest parts of the country, with annual rainfall under 1,000 mm (40 in), are along the coast of the Lesser Sunda Islands and the easternmost end of Java.

Posted on 04 Apr 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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Indonesia gained Independence in 1945. But the Dutch acknowledged it at 1949

Posted on 03 Dec 2012

Johann

Johann

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Indonesia became independent of The Netherlands not in August 17, 1954, but in August 17, 1945.

Posted on 08 Mar 2005

AGUS SETIJONO

AGUS SETIJONO

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Indonesia achieved independence from the Netherlands not in 1949, but in August 17, 1954.

Posted on 18 Jan 2005

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