Republic of Indonesia is a country composed of 17,508 islands, about 6,000 of which are inhabited, with a population of over 200 million (wikipedia: population in July 2008 is 237,512,352).

At 1,919,440 square kilometers (741,050 sq mile), Indonesia is the world's 16th-largest country in terms of land area. Its average population density is 134 people per square kilometer (347 per sq mile), 79th in the world, although Java, the world's most populous island, has a population density of 940 people per square kilometer (2,435 per sq mile).
A tropical climate with an average annual temperature from 18 until 27 degree Celcius with a high humidity. The rainy season lasts from November to April, when the dry season begins. Indonesia has a three zona time, that is divided in west zona (the time is GMT plus 7 hours), middle zona (the time is GMT plus 8 hours) and east zona (the time is GMT plus 9 hours).
Indonesia is located between two continental (Asia and Australia) and between two ocean (Hindia Ocean and Pacific Ocean).
Comprising more than 300 ethnic groups speaking 200 distinct languages and dialects, the Indonesian population exhibits incredible diversity in its linguistic, cultural and religious traditions. The Republic of Indonesia administration is divided into 33 provinces.


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