INDONESIA

Information about travelling to Indonesia

Indonesia is located in Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean

Facts about Indonesia
Population237,512,352 (July 2008 es
CapitalJakarta
Time zoneUTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) note: Indonesia is divided into
Location Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean

General info about Indonesia
The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist movement in Papua.
Disease threats
degree of risk: high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and t
Languages spoken
Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (the most widely spoken of which is Javanese)
What about drugs?
illicit producer of cannabis largely for domestic use; producer of methamphetamine and ecstasy
Ethnic division
Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2%, Banjar 1.7%, other or unspecified 29.9% (2000 census)
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
0.1% (2003 est.)
Climate
tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
Resources
petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver
Economy
Indonesia, a vast polyglot nation, has made significant economic advances under the administration of President YUDHOYONO, but faces challenges stemming from the global financial crisis and world economic downturn. Indonesia's debt-to-GDP ratio in recent years has been declined steadily because of increasingly robust GDP growth and sound fiscal stewardship. The government has introduced significant reforms in the financial sector including tax and customs reforms, the use of Treasury bills, and improved capital market supervision. Indonesia's new investment law, passed in March 2007, seeks to address some of the concerns of foreign and domestic investors. Indonesia still struggles with poverty and unemployment, inadequate infrastructure, corruption, a complex regulatory environment, and unequal resource distribution among regions. The non-bank financial sector, including pension funds and insurance, remains weak, and despite efforts to broaden and deepen capital markets, they remain underdeveloped. Economic difficulties in early 2008 centered on high global food and oil prices and their impact on Indonesia's poor and on the budget. The onset of the global financial crisis relieved inflation but also brought a host of new problems: a rout in the stock market, a difficult environment for bond issuance, lower prices for Indonesia's commodities exports, and prospects for lower growth overall.
Environment
deforestation; water pollution from industrial wastes, sewage; air pollution in urban areas; smoke and haze from forest fires

Cities in Indonesia

adiwerna     amahai     ambarawa     ambon     ambulu     amuntai     arjawinangun     astanajapura     atambua     babakan     babat     bae     baki     balaipungut     balapulang     balikpapan     balung     bambanglipuro     banda aceh     bandar     bandar lampung     bandung     bangil     bangkalan     banjar     banjaran     banjarmasin     bantul     banyumas     banyuwangi     barabai     batang     batu     baturaden     baturaja     bekasi     belawan     bengkalis     bengkulu     besuki     biak     bima     binjai     bireun     bitung     blitar     blora     bogor     bojonegoro     bondowoso     bone     bontang     bontonompo     boyolali     boyolangu     brebes     buaran     buduran     bulakamba     bumiayu     ceper     cepu     ciamis     ciampea     cianjur     ciawi     cibadak     cibeureum     cibinong     cibitung     cicalengka     cidahu     cikampek     cikarang     cikeruh     cikupa     ciledug     cileungsi     cileunyi     cimahi     ciomas     ciparay     ciputat     ciranjang     cirebon     cisaat     cisarua     citeureup     comal     curug     curup     dampit     delanggu     demak     denpasar     depok     diwek     dukuhturi     dumai     duri     ende     galesong     gambiran     gampengrejo     gamping     garut     gatak     gebog     gedangan     gempol     genteng     godean     gombong     gondang     gondanglegi     gorontalo     gresik     grogol     indramayu     jakarta     jambi     jaten     jati     jatibarang     jatiroto     jatiwangi     jember     jepara     jetis     jogonalan     jombang     juwana     kabanjahe     kadipaten     kadungora     kalianget     kaliwungu     kamal     kanigoro     karangampel     karanganom     karanganyar     karangasem     karangsembung     karawang     kawalu     kebomas     kebonarum     kebumen     kediri     kedungwaru     kedungwuni     kefamenanu     kemang     kembaran     kencong     kendal     kendari     kepanjen     kertosono     ketanggungan     kijang     kisaran     klangenan     klaten     klungkung     kraksaan     kramat     kresek     krian     kroya     kualakapuas     kudus     kuningan     kupang     kuta     kutoarjo     labuhan     lahat     lamongan     langsa     lasem     lawang     lebaksiu     lembang     leuwiliang     lhokseumawe     loa janan     lumajang     luwuk     madiun     magelang     magetan     majalaya     majalengka     majenang     majene     makasar     malang     manado     manggar     manokwari     margahayu     margasari     martapura     mataram     maumere     mayong     medan     mendahara     mentok     merauke     mertoyudan     metro     meulaboh     mlati     mlonggo     mojoagung     mojokerto     mojosari     mranggen     muncar     mundu     muntilan     nabire     negara     ngaglik     nganjuk     ngawen     ngawi     ngemplak     ngoro     ngunut     pacet     paciran     padalarang     padang     pakisaji     palabuhanratu     palembang     palimanan     palopo     palu     pamanukan     pamekasan     pameungpeuk     pamulang     panarukan     pandaan     pandak     pandegelang     pangkah     pangkalanbrandan     pangkalanbuun     parakan     pare     parung     pasarkemis     paseh     pasuruan     pati     payakumbuh     pecangakan     pedan     pekalongan     pemalang     pemangkat     perbaungan     peterongan     plered     plumbon     polewali     ponorogo     pontianak     porong     poso     prabumulih     prambanan     praya     prigen     probolinggo     pundong     purbalingga     purwakarta     purwodadi     purwokerto     purworejo     rajapolah     rancaekek     randudongkal     rangkasbitung     rantauprapat     rantepao     rembang     rengasdengklok     ruteng     sabang     salatiga     samarinda     sampang     sampit     sawangan     selogiri     semarang     sembakung     sepatan     serang     serpong     sewon     seyegan     sibolga     sidareja     sidoarjo     sigli     sijunjung     simpang     sindang     singaparna     singaraja     singkang     singkawang     singojuruh     singosari     sinjai     situbondo     slawi     sleman     soe     solok     soreang     sorong     sragen     srandakan     srono     stabat     subang     sukabumi     sukaraja     sumbawa     sumber     sumedang     sumenep     sungaipenuh     sungairaya     sunggal     surabaya     surakarta     tabanan     talang     taman     tambun     tanete     tangerang     tanggul     tanggulangin     tarakan     tarogong     tarub     tasikmalaya     tayu     tebingtinggi     tegal     teluknaga     temanggung     tembilahan     tempeh     ternate     tidore     tomohon     tondano     trenggalek     trucuk     tual     tuban     tulangan     tulungagung     ubud     ungaran     waingapu     wanaraja     waru     wates     wedi     welahan     weleri     weru     wlingi     wonogiri     wonopringgo     wonosari     wonosobo     yogyakarta    


Airports in Indonesia
AtambuaABU
AmahaiAHI
SelaparangAMI
PattimuraAMQ
ArsoARJ
Sjamsudin NoorBDJ
Husein SastranegaraBDO
MokmerBIK
BolaangBJG
BenjinaBJK
BajawaBJW
PadangkemilingBKS
BimaBMU
SepinganBPN
Blang BintangBTJ
BokondiniBUI
BaubauBUW
BaboBXB
BadeBXD
BontangBXT
BunyuBYQ
PenggungCBN
Soekarno-Hatta InternationalCGK
CepuCPF
Tunggul WulungCXP
Sultan Taha SyarifudnDJB
SentaniDJJ
Dobo AirportDOB
DabraDRH
Pinang KampaiDUM
EndeENE
EnarotaliEWI
GalelaGLX
GunungsitoliGNS
TolotioGTO
Halim Perdana KusumaHLP
InanwatanINX
Metropolitan AreaJKT
AdisutjiptoJOG
KauKAZ
KotabaruKBU
Wolter MonginsidiKDI
KepiKEI
KeluangKLQ
KaimanaKNG
KotabangunKOD
EltariKOE
KetapangKTG
KarimunjawaKWB
LabuhaLAH
Long BawanLBW
LerehLHI
MuliaLII
LarantukaLKA
KelilaLLN
LanggurLUV
LuwukLUW
LewolebaLWE
LunyukLYK
MangoleMAL
SamratulangiMDC
MindiptanaMDP
SeunaganMEQ
PolaniaMES
MamujuMJU
MangunjayaMJY
MopahMKQ
RendaniMKW
MalangMLG
WaiotiMOF
MutingMUF
MasambaMXB
NamleaNAM
NabireNBX
BandanairaNDA
NunukanNNX
NangapinohNPO
NamroleNRE
BintuniNTI
ObanoOBD
OkabaOKQ
TabingPDG
PendopoPDO
PangkalpinangPGK
PangkalanbuunPKN
Simpang TigaPKU
PalangkarayaPKY
Mahmud Badaruddin IiPLM
MutiaraPLW
SupadioPNK
PosoPSJ
PutussibauPSU
PurwokertoPWL
SugimanuruRAQ
JapuraRGT
RansikiRSK
RutengRTG
RotiRTI
SawuSAU
SabangSBG
SampitSMQ
JefmanSOQ
SintangSQG
SananaSQN
SoroakoSQR
Achmad UaniSRG
SamarindaSRI
JuandaSUB
TrunojoyoSUP
Brang BidjiSWQ
SaumlakiSXK
SenipahSZH
TimikaTIM
BrantiTKG
TolitoliTLI
TanahmerahTMH
TiomTMY
TapaktuanTPK
TarakanTRK
TasikmalayaTSY
BabullahTTE
TeminabuanTXM
UbrubUBR
BuolUOL
WarisWAR
WahaiWBA
WaingapuWGP
WamenaWMX
WasiorWSR
SteenkoolZKL
SeruiZRI
SarmiZRM


Beer in Indonesia (0.33l)
Bali~ 0.3 EUR
Bali~ 0.3 EUR
Jakarta~ 1.1 EUR
Medan~ 1.2 EUR
Surabaya~ 0.8 EUR

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