Area: 1,919,317 sq km
The Republic’s 17,500 islands (6,000 inhabited) stretch over 9.5 million sq km of the Indian/Pacific Oceans, with 33 provinces, 5 of which have special status. Includes the world’s second-largest rain forest and vast coral reefs.
Annual Growth: 1.19%
HDI Rank: 111 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)
Peoples: 784 (26% unreached) All peoples
Official language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Its increasing use is unifying the nation and lessening the importance of smaller languages to the younger generation
Languages: 722 All languages
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