Introduction

Summary

Independent republic in southeast Asia.

Cities

Capital: Jakarta

Principal Ports

Belawan, Palembang (Sumatra), Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya (Java), Balikpapan (Kalimantan), Manokwari, Merauke (Irian, Jaya), Udjung Pandang (Sulawese), Ternate (Moluccas)

Population

266.7 million

International Country Code

ID

Language(s)

Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese

Religion

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country, while the island of Bali is predominantly Hindu.

Literacy Rate

92.8%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 62

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