Indonesia (ID)

A republic in Southeast Asia occupying most of the islands between the mainland of Asia and Australia, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi (Celebes), the southern part of Borneo, called Kalimantan, the western half of New Guinea, called Irian Jaya (incorporated in 1963), and East Timor, a former Portuguese colony that was integrated into Indonesia on July 17, 1979. Indonesia has some 17,000 islands, of which 6,000 are named and 1,000 are permanently settled. It stretches from 95° to 135° east longitude, a distance of about 3,125 miles (5,000 kilometers) from east to west, and from about 6° north of the equator to about 11° south of the equator, a distance of about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers). The republic has a total area of 735,268 square miles (1.9 million square kilometers) and is ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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