The capital is Jakarta; it covers an area of 286 square miles (740 square kilometres) and had a population of 10,323,000 in 2015.
Indonesians enjoy a tropical climate with hot and humid weather.
Indonesia boasts many endemic species of wildlife, including the Komodo Dragon, which on average grow up to an outstanding 10 feet in length and 14 stone in weight!
Padar island, Indonesia
The official language of Indonesia is Indonesian.
US President Barack Obama briefly lived in Indonesia in the late 1960’s.
Indonesian Rupiah is the official currency here.
In 2005, Indonesia gained a Guinness World Record for the largest packet of instant noodles, weighing an incredible 664.94kg!
The average life span here is 69.19 years (2016).
Marco Polo was apparently the first European to visit Indonesia in 1292!
Balinese Temple, Indonesia
Indonesia grows rice, tapioca, peanuts and rubber; they also rear poultry.
Its industry includes petroleum, natural gas, apparel, textiles, mining, footwear, chemical fertilisers and cement.
The main exports consist of oil, gas, plywood, electrical appliances, textiles and rubber.
The world’s most expensive coffee is exported by Indonesia. Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that have been partly ingested by the Asian Palm Civet before being defecated and sold on for around £200 per 100 grams!
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