What is Indonesia?

  • (noun): A republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions.
    Synonyms: Republic of Indonesia, Dutch East Indies

Indonesia

Indonesia (i/ˌɪndəˈniːʒə/ IN-də-NEE-zhə or /ˌɪndoʊˈniːziə/ IN-doh-NEE-zee-ə), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia ), is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. 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, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world's sixteenth largest by nominal GDP and fifteenth largest by purchasing power parity.

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Tourism In Indonesia - Indonesian Tourism Campaign - Visit Indonesia Year 2008
... The Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, declared 2008 as a Visit Indonesia Year ... Visit Indonesia Year 2008 was officially launched on 26 December 2007 ... The figure of Visit Indonesia Year 2008 branding took the concept of Garuda Pancasila as the Indonesian way of life ...
Indonesia - Culture
... Indonesia has about 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European ... such as batik, ikat, ulos and songket are created across Indonesia in styles that vary by region ... Sports in Indonesia are generally male-orientated and spectator sports are often associated with illegal gambling ...
Tourism In Indonesia
... Tourism in Indonesia is an important component of the Indonesian economy as well as a significant source of its foreign exchange revenues. 2011, the number of international tourists arriving in Indonesia climbed 9.24 percent to 7.65 million arrivals from about 7 million in 2010 ...