REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA


A Unitary Republic with sovereignty vested in the people established and proclamated on August 17, 1945.

National Law :

Constitution of 1945

Location:

in Southeast Asia between Asia and Australia, the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Geography :
World´s largest archipelago: 17,509 islands; 6,000 inhabited. The main islands are Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Irian Jaya, and Bali.

Climate:
Wet Season (November - April); Dryeason (may - October); Average temperature : 91,4 Farenheit.

Population :

180 million, the forth largest in the world after U.S.A.

Religions :
Islam, Christianity, Hindu, and Buddhism.

Capital :
Jakarta (Populaton . 8 million)

National Day :
August 17, 1945

National Motto :
Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity)

National Language :
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language - a derivitive of Malay)

National Ideology :
Pancasila - Five inseparable and mutually qualifying fundamental principles:

  1. Belief in the One Supreme God
  2. A just and civilized humanity
  3. The Unity of Indonesia
  4. Democracy led by the wisdom of deliberations among repreentatives
  5. Social justice for all the people of Indonesia

Currency :
Rupiah (Rp.) US$ 1.00 = Rp. 9.500,- EUR 1,- = Rp. 9.000,- (May 2002)

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