Basic Facts


  1. Capital City : Jakarta
  2. Official Language : Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)
  3. Form of Government: Presidential Republic (President and VP directly elected by the people every five years, the incumbent is Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is in his second term until 2014)
  4. National Day: 17th August 1945 (Proclamation of Independence from the Dutch colonization)
  5. Area : 1,904, 569 km square (15th largest in the world)
  6. Number of Islands : 17,508 (world’s biggest archipelago)
  7. Population: est. 230 million (fourth largest in the world)
  8. Currency : Rupiah (Rp./IDR)
  9. Time Zones: UTC +7, +8, +9
  10. Telephone Code: +62
  11. Country-Code Top Level Domain : .id
  12. source: http://www.indonesia.go.id
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