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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Anak Krakatau
Borobudur Temple Compounds Historic District
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Gunung Agung Volcano
Gunung Gede-Pangrango Volcano
Gunung Rinjani Volcano
Kawah Ijen
Kerinci Seblat National Park
Komodo National Park
Lake Toba
Mount Bromo and Tengger Highlands
Mount Merapi
Papua Province of Indonesia
Prambanan Temple Compounds
Sangiran Early Man Site
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Ujung Kulon National Park
West Papua Province of Indonesia

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FoodTypeDescription
FoodTypeDescription
Gado-gado
Nasi Goreng
Nutmeg
Satay



Information »

Location

Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Indonesia:
Locale Type Nation

Data
Demonym: Indonesian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 107


History »

The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. After decades of repressive rule, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance by the separatist Free Papua Movement. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Max Havelaar Book Multatuli Max Havelaar is set in Java, 1850s
Oeroeg Novel Hella Haasse Oeroeg is set in Java
The Act of Killing Film
"The Act of Killing", the Indonesian killings of 1965-1966 in Medan, North Sumatra
The Tigers of Mompracem Book Emilio Salgari Sandokan is from the south of Borneo

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