indonesiaIndonesia is a Southeast Asian archipelago country comprising about 17,500 islands of which about 11,000 are uninhabited. Its islands are located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Its population is about 242 million people (2011 estimate), growing at a rapid rate of about 1.9 percent per year. Approximately 58 percent of the total population lives only on one of the islands named Java. The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta.


  • Authored by M. Kalim Qamar (September 2012)
  • Edited by Burton E. Swanson