Republic of Indonesia is located in the south east of the Asian Continent, with a population of 248,645,008, making it the 4th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Jakarta with a total population of 10,187,595. The country encompasses
1,919,440 square kilometers making it the 16th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Malaysia, South China Sea,
North Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and the Indian Ocean.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Boediono, achieves that status through direct vote of the citizenry and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second
term. Its form of government is a Republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on August 1945.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, local dialects and Javanese. It counts among
its major religions Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist and other. As sources of mass communication it has 678
AM, 43 FM, 82 Short Wave and 54 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Puncak Jaya, its highest point at 5,030 meters and the Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters.
Its principal waterways are a network of straits and seas including the Malacca Strait, Java Sea, South China Sea, Celebes Sea,
Banda Sea, Timor Sea, Arafuro Sea and the Indian and Pacific Oceans, which measure 21,579 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum and natural gas, textiles, apparel
footwear, mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food and tourism. Its official currency is Indonesia Rupian.

Here’s something you may not know about Indonesia. Indonesia is the native home to the largest lizard in the world, the Komodo
Banda Aceh after the
Tsunami- so many
died and so many went
missing... On
Christmas 2005. It is
on Sumatra and is the
westernmost point of
Downtown Jakarta on
Java Island-
Indonesia's capital and
largest city
Equator monument in
Pontianak on
Indonesian boys in
school wear
Komodo Dragons
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Jawa Pos
Food from Indonesia
A little of Losari Coffee
Plantation in Central
Navy patrol in the Strait
of Malacca There is a
lot of pirating done in
these waters.
Puncak Jaya on Irian
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Updated 27 October 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.2% (2009 est.)


Bena Village on Flores
Island- Home of Homo
Floresiensis who lived
along side of Homo
Erectus until not too
long in the past
Gamalama Volcano on
Halmahera Island-
Indonesia's closest
island to Helen Reef in
Jayapura in
easternmost province
of Papua on the
border with Papua New
Orangutan which is
uniquely indigenous to
Palau Sebatik Island
which is divided
between Indonesia and
Toraja House on South
Traditional Indonesian
Hindenburg Wall at the
edge of the Star
Mountains of Papua-
the easternmost point
of Indonesia on the
border with Papua New
Atapupu on the island
of Timor on the border
with Timor-Leste (East
Lobo Beach on
Miangas island in the
Greater Sandra chain-
the northernmost point
of Indonesia but
claimed by Philippines
Nembralla Beach on
Roti Island in the
Lesser Sunda Islands-
southernmost point off
the coast of the
Ashmore and Cartier
Islands of Australia