Indonesia


Republic of Indonesia

Republic of Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago comprising 13,466 islands. This largest archiphelago of the world spread on tropical ocean between Asia and Australia where country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia, while other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The country encompasses 33 provinces and 1 Special Administrative Region (for being governed by a pre-colonial monarchy) with over 238 million people, making it the world’s fourth most populous country. The population consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. A shared identity has developed, defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a majority Muslim population. Despite its large population and densely populated regions in some major cities, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world’s second highest level of biodiversity.