34 Facts About Indonesia According To The C.I.A That Will Blow Your Mind

The C.I.A knows a lot about the world.

They even know that you are on WowShack right now. Seriously. They know you're here. It’s crazy.

They also know a lot about Indonesia itself. Everything from the Geography to the Government, the Economy to the Military. They even know how many Indonesians use condoms!

So here are 34 mind blowing facts about Indonesia according to the C.I.A…


Geography

1) Background:

 Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

2) The Archipelago

Total: 1,904,569 sq km

Land: 1,811,569 sq km

Water: 93,000 sq km

Country size comparison to the world: 15

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3) Border Countries

 Timor-Leste 253 km, Malaysia 1,881 km, Papua New Guinea 824 km

4) Climate:

Tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands.

5) Elevation:

Mean elevation: 367 m

 Lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m

Highest point: Puncak Jaya 4,884 m

6)Natural resources:

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

8) Land use:

Agricultural land: 31.2% total;

arable land 13%; permanent crops 12.1%; permanent pasture 6.1%

Forest: 51.7%

Other: 17.1% (2011 est.)

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9) Natural hazards:

Occasional floods; severe droughts; tsunamis; earthquakes; volcanoes; forest fires

Volcanism: Indonesia contains the most volcanoes of any country in the world - some 76 are historically active.

10) Environment - current issues:

Deforestation; water pollution from industrial wastes, sewage; air pollution in urban areas; smoke and haze from forest fires

Despite having the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia is the most heavily forested region on earth after the Amazon

People and Society

11) Population: 258,316,051 (July 2016 est.)

12) 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.)

13) Languages:

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

Note: more than 700 languages are used in Indonesia

14) Major urban areas - population:

JAKARTA (capital) 10.323 million; Surabaya 2.853 million; Bandung 2.544 million; Medan 2.204 million; Semarang 1.63 million; Makassar 1.489 million (2015)

urban population: 53.7% of total population (2015)

rate of urbanization: 2.69% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

15) Religions:

Muslim 87.2%, Christian 7%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Hindu 1.7%, other 0.9% (includes Buddhist and Confucian), unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

16) Contraceptive prevalence rate:

61.9% (2012)

17) Health expenditures:

2.8% of GDP (2014)

18) Unemployment

Total: 31.3%

Male: 19.5%

Female: 21.4% (2013 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 49

Government

19) Etymology

The name Indonesia is an 18th-century construct of two Greek words, "Indos" (India) and "nesoi" (islands), meaning "Indian islands"

20) 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.

21) Public debt:

29.4% of GDP (2016 est.)

28.4% of GDP (2015 est.)

22) Taxes and other revenues:

13.7% of GDP (2016 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 198

23) Exports:

$136.7 billion (2016 est.)

$148.4 billion (2015 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 34

24) Exports - commodities:

Mineral fuels, animal or vegetable fats (includes palm oil), electrical machinery, rubber, machinery and mechanical appliance parts

25) Exports - partners:

Japan 12%, US 10.8%, China 10%, Singapore 8.4%, India 7.8%, South Korea 5.1%, Malaysia 5.1% (2015)

26) Imports:

$121.5 billion (2016 est.)

$135.1 billion (2015 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 33

27) Imports - commodities:

Mineral fuels, boilers, machinery, and mechanical parts, electric machinery, iron and steel, foodstuffs

28) Imports - partners:

China 20.6%, Singapore 12.6%, Japan 9.3%, Malaysia 6%, South Korea 5.9%, Thailand 5.7%, US 5.3% (2015)

29) Crude oil - production:

785,900 bbl/day (2015 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 24

30) Internet users:

Total: 56.257 million

Percent of population: 22% (July 2015 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 14

31) Airports:

673 (2013)

Country comparison to the world: 10

32) Military expenditures:

0.78% of GDP (2012)

0.67% of GDP (2011)

0.78% of GDP (2010)

Country comparison to the world: 116

33) Refugees and internally displaced persons:

IDPs: 6,100 (inter-communal, inter-faith, and separatist violence between 1998 and 2004 in Aceh and Papua; religious attacks and land conflicts in 2012 and 2013; most IDPs in Aceh, Maluku, East Nusa Tengarra) (2015) 

34) Illicit drugs:

Illicit producer of cannabis largely for domestic use; producer of methamphetamine and ecstasy;

President WIDODO's war on drugs has led to an increase in death sentences and executions, particularly of foreign drug traffickers (2015)