Republic of Indonesia

Republic of Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago (a group of islands) stretching along the equator between the Southeast Asian mainland and Papua New Guinea, with which it shares an island. It has hundreds of ethnic groups, with the 2 largest—Javanese (45 percent) and Sundanese (14 percent)—living on the island of Java.

Java and Bali are often referred to as the Inner Islands, with the other less densely populated ones known as the Outer Islands. The official language is Bahasa Indonesia, a modified Republic of Indonesia2form of Malay adopted as a national language and taught in all schools.
Indonesia has 5 officially recognized religions: Muslim (88 percent), Protestant (5 percent), Roman Catholic (3 percent), Hindu (2 percent), and Buddhist (1 percent), as well as numerous traditional religions. More Muslims live in Indonesia than in any other country.

To find out more contact:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
8 Darwin Avenue
Yarralumla ACT 2600
+61 2 6250 8600


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