Where is Indonesia?

Located in Southeastern Asia, Indonesia has a 2,958.00 km border with Timor-Leste (253 km), Malaysia (1,881 km) and Papua New Guinea (824 km).Indonesia has a stated foreign policy objective of establishing stable fixed land and maritime boundaries with all of its neighbors.

Indonesia is an Asian country covering 1,904,569.00 km2 of which 4.88% is water and 1,811,569.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 16th largest country in the world and slightly less than three times the size of Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 5 00 S, 120 00 E and Jakarta is the capital city.

Its name comes from a construct of two Greek words, "Indos" and "nesoi", when put togethe mean "Indian islands".

Its ISO code is ID.

Geography

Indonesia has a mean elevation of 367 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is Puncak Jaya which is 4,884m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is more moderate in the highlands. Its terrain mostly consists of coastal lowlands, with some mountains on large islands.

Population

Indonesia has a population of 258,316,051 making it the 4th largest in the world. The population is mostly concenrated on the island of Java.

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language; English, Dutch and local dialects widely spoken. Major ethnic groups include Javanese and Sundanese. The most common religion is Islam.

The dialing code for the country is 62.

Government

Indonesia is an independent country. It declared its independence in 1945. Its constitution was last ratified in 1945.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Indonesia's GDP is $3,030,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 8th largest economy and its citizens the 126th richest in the world. The currency of Indonesia is the Rupiah (IDR).

Its major export partners are Japan, the United States, and China. Its main exports are mineral fuels, animal or vegetable fats, and electrical machinery. Its major import partners are China, Singapore, and Japan. Its major imports include mineral fuels, boilers, machinery, and mechanical parts.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017