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Indonesia: Facts and Figures

Map of Indonesia
Map by Jim McMahon

Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia) is the official name of the country.
Location: Southeast Asia.
Area: 735,269 sq mi (1,904,347 km²).
Population: 204,300,000 (estimate).
Capital and Largest City: Jakarta.
Major Language(s): Bahasa Indonesia (official); other languages and dialects.
Major Religious Group(s): Muslim; Christian; Hindu; Buddhist; traditional religions.
Government: Republic. Head of state—president. Head of government—president. Legislature—House of People's Representatives.
Chief Products: Agricultural—rice, cassava, peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil and kernels, copra (dried coconut meat), livestock, sugarcane, corn, bananas, tea, spices (including pepper, nutmeg, and mace), soybeans, tobacco. Manufactured—petroleum and natural gas, textiles, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, food products, rubber. Mineral—petroleum, natural gas, tin, nickel, coal, copper, silver, gold, diamonds.
Monetary Unit: Rupiah (1 rupiah = 100 sen).

 

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