INDONESIA

 

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India and Indonesia have shared two millennia of close cultural and commercial contacts. Indonesia has emerged to become the second largest trading partner of India in the ASEAN region. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met President Joko Widodo of Indonesia in Nay Pyi Taw on 13th November 2014 on the sidelines of 25th ASEAN summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated President Joko Widodo on becoming seventh President of Indonesia. Both countries agreed to increase trade and investment and increased exchange between business and political leadership.

External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj met Foreign Minister Dr. Marty Natalegawa of Indonesia on the sidelines of 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 9 August 2014. A Facebook page of the Embassy of India and a Twitter account has been created to connect with the younger generation of Indonesian people, who are among the largest users of social media in the world.

The Embassy produced two You Tube video’s titled “Old Heritage New Partnerships” and “India-Indonesia-An Enduring Relationship” and brought out various publications on India highlighting our strengths. A special publication titled “Studying in India” in Bahasa language was also brought out to facilitate Indonesian students wishing to pursue higher studies in India.

 

 

 

At a Glance:

 

 

Country Name

 

 

Republic of Indonesia

 

 

Area

 

 

1,904,569 sq.km

 

 

Capital

 

 

Jakarta

 

 

Government type

 

 

Republic

 

 

Administrative divisions

 

 

32 provinces and 1 special regions and 1 national capital city district

 

 

National Holiday

 

 

Independence Day, 17 August

 

Fiscal year

 

 

January to December

 

 

Currency

 

 

Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

 

 

President

 

 

Joko WIDODO (since 20 October 2014)

 

 

Population

 

 

255,993,674 (July 2015 est.)

 

 

Net migration rate

 

 

-1.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2015 est.)

 

 

GDP (purchasing power parity)

 

 

$2.676 trillion (2014 est.)

 

 

GDP- composition by sector

 

 

Agriculture: 14.2%

Industry: 45.5%

Services: 40.3% (2014 est.)

 

 

Agriculture- Products

 

 

Rubber and similar products, palm oil, poultry, beef, forest products, shrimp, cocoa, coffee, medicinal herbs, essential oil, fish and its similar products, and spices

 

 

Industries

 

 

Petroleum and natural gas, textiles, automotive, electrical appliances, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, medical instruments and appliances, handicrafts, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, processed food, jewelry, and tourism

 

 

Major Exports

 

 

Palm oil, oil and gas, ores and slags, electrical appliances, plywood, textiles, rubber   

 

 

Major Exports - Partners

 

 

Japan 15%, China 12%, Singapore 9.1%, United States 8.4%, South Korea 7.2% (2014 est.)

 

 

Major Imports

 

 

Machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs

 

 

Major Importers Partners

 

 

China 16%, Singapore 14%, Japan 11%, South Korea 6.9%, Malaysia 6.1% (2014 est.)

 

 

Natural resources

 

 

Petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver

 

 

Languages

 

 

Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (of which the most widely spoken in Javanese)

 

 

Ethnic groups

 

 

Javanese 40.1%, Sundanese 15.5%, Malay 3.7%, Batak 3.6%, Madurese 3%, Betawi 2.9%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Buginese 2.7%, Bantenese 2%, Banjarese 1.7%, Balinese 1.7%, Acehnese 1.4%, Dayak 1.4%, Sasak 1.3%, Chinese 1.2%, other 15% (2010 est.)

 

 

Climate

 

 

Tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands.

 

 

Location

 

 

South eastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian ocean and  the pacific ocean