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Indonesia

  • Date Submitted: 03/13/2010 08:10 PM
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The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender The Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands. With a population of around 230 million people, it is the world's fourth most populous country, and has the world's largest population of Muslims. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Currently, Indonesia consists of 33 provinces
Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%
Independence Day, August 17
Climate:
tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
Indonesia rates today as one of the most popular places around the world. The name Indonesia has been coined from a Latin word-Indus. Indus means India and the Greek term nesos means islands. The name Indonesia became popular in the year 1900. This beautiful place now is considered to be the 4th most populated countries all over the world. Read on to know more interesting facts about Indonesia.

Interesting Facts about Indonesia:
Indonesia comprises of around 17,508 islands that extend 5,150 kms all across, right from the east to the west. These beautiful mountains are dotted with green rainforests. Some of these mountains though are known to have active volcanoes.

Indonesia is also known as one of the worlds largest archipelagic state. An archipelago simply means a group of islands. Archipelagoes are generally found in the open sea. Archipelagoes are also generally volcanic in nature.

Indonesia is also known as the world’s most thickly populated country. In 2007, the estimated figures were around 234...

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