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Indonesia, officially the Republic of
Indonesia is a country in Southeast
Asia and Oceania. Indonesia comprises
17,508 islands. With a population of
around 230 million people, it is the
world's fourth most populous country,
and has the world's largest population
It independence was from Netherland
and declared on August 17 1945.
At 1,919,440 square kilometers
(741,050 sq mi), Indonesia is the world's
16th-largest country in terms of land area.Its
average population density is 134 people
per square kilometer (347 per sq mi), 79th
in the world, although Java, the world's
most populous island, has a population
density of 940 people per square kilometer
(2,435 per sq mi). At 4,884 metres
Indonesia is a republic, with an elected
legislature and president. The nation's
capital city is Jakarta. The country shares
land borders with Papua New Guinea,
East Timor, and Malaysia
The name Indonesia derives from the
Latin Indus, and the Greek nesos,
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Old Javanese)
Unity in Diversity
National ideology: Pancasila
Anthem: Indonesia Raya
The current nation of Indonesia is a unitary
presidential republic consisting of thirty three
Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of
distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The
Javanese are the largest—and the politically
Indonesia has around 300 ethnic groups, each with
cultural identities developed over centuries, and
influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Malay, and
European sources. Traditional Javanese and Balinese
dances, for example, contain aspects of Hindu culture
and mythology, as do wayang kulit (shadow puppet)
performances. Textiles such as batik, ikat and songket
are created across Indonesia in styles that vary by
region. The most dominant influences on Indonesian
architecture have traditionally been Indian; however,
Chinese, Arab, and European architectural influences
have been significant.
The staple diet for many Indonesians is rice (nasi),
which is replaced on some islands with corn, cassava,
sago and sweet potatoes. Rice dishes include nasi
uduk, nais campur and rasirames. Indonesia’s varied
spices make its local cuisine unique. Specialities
includerijstafel (a Dutch concoction consisting of a
variety of fish, meats, vegetables and curries), sate or
satay (chunks of beef,fish, chicken or lamb cooked on
hot coals and dipped in peanut sauce).
Almost every kind of international cuisine is
available in Jakarta, soto (a soup dish with
dumplings, chicken and vegetables), gado-gado
(Java; a salad of raw and cooked vegetables with
peanut and coconut milk sauce), and opor ayam
(boiled chicken in coconut milk and light spices
Coconuts are found everywhere in
Indonesia, and are often used for cooking.
Vegetables and fresh fruit, such as
bananas, pineapple, papaya, and oranges,
are available throughout the year Some
tropical fruit such as mango, watermelon and
papaya are seasonal.
Indonesia is a main producer and
exporter of tea and coffee,
Indonesia counts at least 583 separate languages and
dialects, several of them as different from each other as
Welsh is from English. Since independence, many
people have developed and maintained a strong sense
of national pride and traditions of dance, painting,
woodcarving and stone carvingremain alive today.
Social courtesies are often formal. When food or drink
is served, it should not be touched until the host invites
the guest to do so.
Never accept or pass anything with the left hand.
Displays of affection in public between men and women
are frowned upon and kissing in public will attract a
great deal of unnecessary attention.
Touching a stranger of the same sex while in conversation
Pointing is impolite and patting children on the head is
Indonesians are polite and present endless courtesies to
visitors whom they trust and like.
Smiling is a cultural tradition and Indonesians smile
frequently, even when in an uncomfortable or complex
Visitors should prevent losing their temper.
When invited to someone's home, a gift is appreciated (as
long as it is given with the right hand).
Informality is normal, but a some smart establishments
encourage guests to dress for dinner.
Safari suits are acceptable for business wear and on
Muslim customs, particularly concerning female clothes,
should be observed.
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