Indonesia is a Southeast Asian country located between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. With over 13000 islands, it is the world’s largest island country. It is also the world’s fourth most populous country with a population of approximately 258 million. In addition, Indonesia ranks first by population in the list of countries with a Muslim-majority population.
Indonesia has a republican government with an elected president and legislature. The country has 34 provinces with five of them having Special Administrative status. Jakarta is the nation’s capital. It is bordered on land by East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. Other neighbours are the Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Palau and the Indian territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Indonesia is also a member of the G-20 major economies grouping. The country has the world’s 16th largest economy by nominal GDP and the 8th largest by GDP at Purchasing Power Parity.