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HASS6 INDONESIA: Country Snapshot

Map Of Indonesia

Geography

  • Total Size: 1,919,440 square km
  • Size Comparison: slightly less than three times the size of Texas
  • Geographical Coordinates: 5 00 S, 120 00 E
  • World Region or Continent: Southeast Asia
  • General Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands; larger islands have interior mountains
  • Geographical Low Point: Indian Ocean 0 m
  • Geographical High Point: Puncak Jaya 5,030 m
  • Climate: tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
  • Major cities: JAKARTA (capital) 9.121 million; Surabaya 2.509 million; Bandung 2.412 million; Medan 2.131 million; Semarang 1.296 million (2009) 


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The People

  • Type of Government: republic
  • Languages Spoken: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese
  • Independence: 17 August 1945 (independence proclaimed); 27 December 1949 (Netherlands recognizes Indonesian independence)
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 17 August (1945)
  • Nationality: Indonesian(s)
  • Religions: Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1% (1998)
  • National Symbol: garuda (mythical bird)
  • National Anthem or Song: Indonesia Raya (Great Indonesia) 


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Economy

 

  • Major Industries: petroleum and natural gas, textiles, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food, tourism
  • Agricultural Products: rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, copra; poultry, beef, pork, eggs
  • Natural Resources: petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver
  • Major Exports: oil and gas, electrical appliances, plywood, textiles, rubber
  • Major Imports: machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs
  • Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR) National GDP: $1,125,000,000,000

 

** Source for population (2012 est.) and GDP (2011 est.) is CIA World Factbook. 

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