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Country Profile - INDONESIA

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

The Republic of Indonesia is an archipelago nation located in south-eastern Asia, located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and has land borders with Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

Indonesia

General Information:

Capital: Jakarta

Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (of which the most widely spoken is Javanese. There are more than 700 languages used in Indonesia.

Religion: Muslim 87.2%, Protestant 7%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Hindu 1.7%, other 0.9% (includes Buddhist and Confucian), unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

Currency: Rupiahs

Cryptocurrency: Use of cryptocurrencies as payment instrument is banned by Indonesia’s central bank, but trade in the blockchain-backed assets is allowed. It was reported in March 2020 that 11% of Indonesians own cryptocurrency, and is the sixth-biggest adopter after Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and Nigeria.

GMT: (+) 7

 Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands between Asia and Australia, and with more than 700 languages is highly diverse. Indonesia has become one of the world’s major emerging economies, but faces conflict with demands for independence in several provinces and increasing attacks by Islamist armed groups.

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