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Indonesia

Republic of Indonesia
Republik Indonesia

Political Status: Independent republic established August 17, 1945; original constitution reinstated by presidential decree in 1959; under modifiedi military regime from March 12, 1966, until democratic multiparty system reinvigorated following change of government on May 21, 1998.

Area: 735, 354 sq. mi. (1, 904, 569 sq. km.).

Population: 206, 264, 595 (2000C); 240, 342, 000 (2010E). Both figures exclude East Timor, which became the independent country of Timor-Leste in 2002.

Major Urban Centers (2005E): JAKARTA (9, 230, 000 2009E), Surabaya (2, 675, 000), Bandung (2, 179, 000), Medan (2, 009, 000), Palembang (1, 648, 000), Tangerang (1, 590, 000), Semarang (1, 524, 000), Ujung Pandang (formerly Makassar, 1, 190, 000), Malang (789, 000), Padang (762, 000), Yogyakarta (390, 000).

Official Language: Bahasa Indonesia (a form of ...

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