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Indonesia – Important Facts

Indonesia officially the Republic of Indonesia is a sovereign transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands. It has an estimated population of over 260 million people (September 2016) and is the world’s fourth most populous country, most populous Austronesian nation, as well as the most populous Muslim – majority country. The world’s most populous island of Java contains more than half of the country’s population.

Indonesia is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The largest economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia – a diverse archipelago nation of more than 300 ethnic groups — has charted impressive economic growth since overcoming the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. The country’s gross national income per capita has steadily risen, from $560 in the year 2000 to $3,374 in 2015. Today, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation, the world’s 10th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, and a member of the G-20. It has made enormous gains in poverty reduction, cutting the poverty rate to more than half since 1999, to 11.2% in 2015.

Facts: Republic of Indonesia Capital: Jakarta, Population: 243 million, Area: 1.9 million sq km (742,308 sq miles), Major languages: Indonesian and 300 regional languages, Major religion: Islam,
Life expectancy: 68 years (men) and 72 years (women), Currency: Rupiah.

Important Details

  • Country ISO3: IDN
  • Country Code: 360
  • Income Group: East Asia & Pacific
  • Lending Category: Lower middle income
  • Region: IBRD
  • Currency Unit:Rupiah
  • WTO Member: YES
  • Trade organisations: APEC, WTO, G-20, IOR-ARC, RCEP, others
  • world rank: 99
  • Regional Ranking: 21st in the Asia–Pacific Region