The Republic of Indonesia (pronounced /ˌɪndoʊˈniːziə/ or /ˌɪndəˈniːʒə/) (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia) is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands. With a population of around 230 million people, it is the world's fourth most populous country, and has the world's largest population of Muslims. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the seventh century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually adopted Indian cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought Islam, and European powers fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery. Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia secured its independence after World War II. Indonesia's history has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters like tsunami 2001, separatism, a democratization process, and periods of rapid economic change.
Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The Javanese are the largest and most politically dominant ethnic group. Indonesia has developed a shared identity defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism including rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" ("Unity in Diversity" literally, "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. The country is richly endowed with natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread in contemporary Indonesia
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As the biggest archipelago country in the world with two thirds of its are being occupied by sea, there is no gain saying the fact that Indonesia si also called a marine country. In addition, 60% of its which has more than 210 million populations are living along the coastal area of its thousand of small islands.
Thremendous submarine resources have positioned Indonesia as a "paradise" for the world's professional diver. Other than these marine resources, Indonesia is also rich in cultural events. It given the fact that Indonesia possesses an abundant cultural heritage derived from about 350 ethnic groups, which are unique one to another, living scattered throughout the country.
Beauty of Indonesia...
For tourists, Indonesia has also been well-known as a unique and mesmerizing destination given the marvelous natural resources including thousands of flora and fauna species, hardly found in other other countries. Indeed, to say concisely, Indonesia is ultimate in diversity.
There have been many world cruises, making Indonesia as a cruise destination. Many of them have anchored and dock in some of Indonesia's seaports or cruise terminals such as Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Belawan (Medan), Tanjung Emas ( Central Java), Tanjung Perak (East Java), Lembar (West Nusa Tenggara), and Benoa as well as Padang Bai (Bali).
The Goverment of Indonesia has committed to make Indonesia as the world cruise destination. So, all the stakeholders related to this sector will be striving to deliver the best service to fulfill the tourists' satisfaction.
Those are message from Jero Wacik The Minister for Culture and Tourism.
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