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Indonesia Country Profile

Padar Island, Indonesia Photo by Killian Pham

Indonesian archipelago and the country as a whole.

The country is the largest and most populous country in Southeast Asia and the world’s 16th most populous country. Indonesia Asia is bordered by the Philippines to the north, East Timor to the south and west, and Singapore to the east. As a matter of fact Indonesia includes the world’s largest archipelago, the Indonesian Archipelago. Not to mention it has over 18,000 islands, it is the world’s 16th largest country by land area. Indonesia Asia has more than 260 ethnic and linguistic groups and more than 250 million people. The country’s capital and largest city is Jakarta. Indonesia has been an independent country since 1945.

The natural resources and geography of Indonesia.

Indonesia is a large country with a diverse geography. For example volcanic islands and tropical rainforest. The country’s natural resources include oil, natural gas, copper, tin, nickel, and gold. Additionally, Indonesia Asia is a key producer of rice, palm oil, and rubber.

Describe the history and culture of the Indonesian islands.

Indonesia Asia is one of the most diverse and populous countries in the world with over 260 million people. Located in Southeast Asia, it is made up of over 18,000 islands, and it stretches from the eastern coast of New Guinea to the western coast of Australia. The country has a rich and varied culture, with a long history and a diverse array of religious and cultural practices. For example the first humans to inhabit Indonesia arrived about 40,000 years ago. Not to mention that over the centuries, the country has been ruled by a variety of different civilizations For example the Austronesian people, the Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms of Java, and the Dutch.

The main ethnic groups of Indonesia and their cultures.

There are over 260 million people living in Indonesia Asia, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. The largest ethnic groups are the Javanese, who make up about 47% of the population, the Balinese, who make up about 17% of the population, and the Sundanese, who make up about 15% of the population. The other large ethnic groups include the Madurese, who make up about 10% of the population, the Buginese, who make up about 5% of the population, and the Acehnese, who make up about 4% of the population.

Summarize the economy and politics of Indonesia.

The economy of Indonesia is the largest in Southeast Asia and the fourth-largest in the world after the United States, China, and Japan. With a GDP of US$2.5 trillion in 2016, Indonesia is the world’s fifth-largest economy. Indonesia’s economy is heavily dependent on exports, with the largest share of exports going to China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. The country’s main sectors are agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, and manufacturing. Indonesia has a highly diversified economy with a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises.