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Population: 267 million (2018)

Geography: The largest islands in Indonesia are Sumatra, Java and Bali. Indonesia is part of the ‘ring of fire’ as it has the world’s largest number of active volcanoes.

Climate: Mostly tropical across all the islands. The main variable in Indonesia weather is rainfall, not temperature

World heritage sites: Komodo National Park, Sumatran Tropical Rainforest, Lorentz National Park

Capital City: Jakarta

Language(s): Malay, Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese

Official language: Bahasa Indonesia

Political system: Unitary presidential constitutional republic

Travel advisory information: For up-to-date travel advice for Indonesia from the New Zealand government visit

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