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Indonesia Statistics

Full country name:

Republic of Indonesia


1,904,000 sq km


216 million (growth rate 1.5%)

Capital city:

Jakarta (pop 9.3 million)


As of January 2003 there appear to be 29 provinces, 2 special regions (daerah-daerah istimewa), and 1 special capital city district (daerah khusus ibukota, DKI).

The Island of Sumatra

  • Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
  • Sumatra Utara (North Sumatra)
  • Riau
  • Kepulauan Riau (Riau Islands)
  • Bangka-Belitung
  • Sumatra Barat (West Sumatra)
  • Jambi
  • Sumatra Selatan (South Sumatra)
  • Bengkulu
  • Lampung

The Island of Jawa

  • Jawa Timur (East Java)
  • Jawa Tengah (Middle Java)
  • Yogyakarta
  • Daerah Khusus Ibukota (DKI)
  • Jawa Barat (West Java)
  • Banten

The Island of Kalimantan

  • Kalimantan Selatan (South Kalimantan)
  • Kalimantan Timur (East Kalimantan)
  • Kalimantan Tengah (Middle Kalimantan)
  • Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan)

The Island of Sulawesi

  • Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi)
  • Sulawesi Tengah (Middle Sulawesi)
  • Sulawesi Tenggara (South-East Sulawesi)
  • Sulawesi Utara (North Sulawesi)
  • Gorontalo (as of 2003)

The Islands of Nusa Tenggara

  • Nusa Tenggara Timur (East Nusa Tenggara)
  • Nusa Tenggara Barat (West Nusa Tenggara)
  • Bali

The Islands of Maluku

  • Maluku
  • Maluku Utara (North Moluku)

The Island of Irian

  • Papua
  • Irian Jaya Barat (West Irian Jaya, as of 2003)
Map of Indonesia with Provinces
Map of Indonesia with Provinces


There are 365 ethnic and tribal groups. The principal ones are Aceh, Batak, Minangkabau (Sumatra); Javanese, Sundanese (Java); Balinese (Bali); Sasak (Lombok); and Dani (Irian Jaya)


Bahasa Indonesia (plus 583 dialects), English


87% Muslim, 9% Christian, 2% Hindu


Military-ruled republic


Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (20th Oct. 2004) -(picture) (profile)

Vice President:

Jusuf Kalla (20th Oct. 2004) -(picture) (profile)

Cabinet per

Coordinating Ministers (Menko)

1. Political, Legal and Security Affairs
Laksamana (Purn) Widodo A.S.. -(picture) (profile)
2. Economy
Aburizal Bakrie -(picture) (profile)
3. People's Welfare
Alwi Shihab -(picture) (profile)
4. Secretary of State
Yusril Ihza Mahendra -(picture) (profile)

State Ministers

5. Foreign Affairs
N. Hassan Wirajuda -(picture) (profile)
6. Home Affairs
Letjen (Purn) M. Ma`ruf - (profile)
7. Defence
Juwono Sudarso -(picture) (profile)
8. Justice and Human Rights
Hamid Awaluddin -(picture) (profile)
9. Finance
Yusuf Anwar - (profile)
10. Energy and Natural Resources
Purnomo Yusgiantoro -(picture) (profile)
11. Industry
Andung Nitimihardja - (profile
12. Trade
Mari E. Pangestu -(picture) (profile)
13. Agriculture
Anton Apriantono -(picture) (profile)
14. Forestry
M.S. Kaban -(picture) (profile)
15. Transport and Telecommunication
Hatta Rajasa -(picture) (profile)
16. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Freddy Numberi -(picture) (profile)
17. Manpower and Transmigration
Fahmi Idris -(picture) (profile)
18. Health
Siti Fadilah Supardi - (profile)
19. National Education
Bambang Sudibyo -(picture) (profile)
20. Public Works
Joko Kirmanto -(picture) (profile)
21. Religious Affairs
Muhammad Mahtuh Basyuni -(picture) (profile)
22. Social Services
Bachtiar Chamsyah -(picture) (profile)

Ministers of State (Menneg)

23. Culture and Tourism
Jero Wacik -(picture) (profile)
24. Research and Technology
Kusmayanto Kadiman -(picture) (profile)
25. Cooperatives and Small-Medium Enterprises
Surya Dharma Ali - (profile)
26. Environmental Affairs
Rachmat Witoelar - (profile)
27. Administrative Reform
Taufik Effendi - (profile)
28. Development Accelaration of Underdeveloped Regions
Saifullah Yusuf -(picture) (profile)
29. Communication and Information
Sofyan Djalil -(picture) (profile)
30. State Enterprises
Soegiharto - (profile)
31. Women Empowerment
Meutia Farida Hatta Swasono - (foto) (profile)
32. Youth and Sports Affairs
Adhyaksa M. Dault -(picture) (profile)
33. Public Housing
Muhammad Yusuf Ashari - (profile)
34. National Development Agency/Chairperson of Bappenas
Sri Mulyani -(picture) (profile)

Officials at Ministerial Level

35. Attorney General
Abdul Rahman Saleh - (profile)
36. Cabinet Secretary
Sudi Silalahi -(picture) (profile)

Source: (YAN/Tim Liputan 6 SCTV)


US$173 billion

GDP per capita:


Annual Growth:




Major Industries:

Oil, gas, textiles, timber, coffee, rubber, coal, tin, copper, rice, pepper, palm oil

Major Trading Partners:

Japan, USA, Singapore

Facts for the Traveler


Visa regulations have been in a state of flux since 2002, with changes being made in response to political imperatives and then reversed when pressure is brought to bear by tourism interests.
Nationals of 21 countries, including Australia, the US and some European countries, are able to obtain a visa on arrival in Indonesia. Visas on arrival can only be obtained at designated international airports and seaports and Indonesia requires at least 6 months validity remaining on passports for visitors entering the country.
Two visa types are available to passengers arriving at a point of entry where the visa on arrival facility is offered. These are a three day short-stay visa for US$ 10.00 and a 30 day visa for US$ 25.00. Payment must be made in US dollars on arrival. It is recommended that travellers have the exact US dollars cash available as not all entry points will have full bank facilities in place until late 2004.
Citizens of a further 8 countries, mostly in Southeast Asia, do not require visas. All other nationals will need to obtain a visa before arrival.

Health risks:

dengue fever, Giardiasis, hepatitis, Japanese B encephalitis, malaria, rabies, typhoid

Time Zone:

GMT/UTC +7 (Sumatra, Java and West & Central Kalimantan), GMT/UTC +8 (Bali, Nusa Tenggara, South & East Kalimantan and Sulawesi), GMT/UTC +9 (Papua and Maluku)

Dialling Code:



127/230V ,50Hzl

Weights & measures:



Left handside drive


US$1 = ± Rp. 9.089
    €1 = ± Rp. 11.478,-
Mid-level Rate 22-Oct-2004 (Universal Currency Converter)

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August, 2004


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