Indonesia: General information


Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia, is a nation consiting of over 13,000 islands (some publications cite more than 17,000 islands). Only 6000 of these islands are inhabited. The islands spread between the Indian and Pacific oceans, linking the continent of Asia and Australia. The main islands are Sumatera (473,606 sq.km), Kalimantan (539,460 sq.km), Sulawesi (189,216 sq.km), Irian Jaya (421,981 sq.km), and Java (132,187 sq.km). Indonesia shares the islands of Kalimantan with Malaysian, and Irian with Papua New Guinea.

The name Indonesia is composed of two Greek words: "Indos" which means Indian and "nesos" which means islands.

Indonesia's flag has two colors; red and white. (Just like the banner of this page.) The red stands for bravery, and white for purity and truth.

* A general info (outdated) taken from CIA World Fact book 1992.
* CIA World Fact book 1994
* Chilmar has collected a list of provinces in Indonesia.
* Indonesia in brief.
* Indonesia in general
* Jendela Indonesia
* Q & A: Questions and Answers about Indonesia.
* About Indonesia from Indonesia Today.
* The World-Wide Web Virtual Library of Indonesia
* Map of Indonesia by Peter Loud.
* Another Indonesia maps
* History of Indonesia
* Governmental Web Sites : a list of governmental web sites and information about the government, such as the list of its current cabinet.
* A parial list of Indonesian Heroes

Various Statistics about Indonesia


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