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Indonesia

Facts and stats about Indonesia

Author: jaacosta47

Author: jaacosta47

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, Muslim countries, World

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

Posted on 03 Dec 2012

Johann

Johann

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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<br>Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri<br>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<br>Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

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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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