Estimate population 248,216,200 - Capital City: Jakarta
The Republic of Indonesia consists of 13,677 islands that cover 1,919,443 square kilometres (741,101 square miles). Indonesia's five main islands are Sumatra; Java; Celebes (Sulawesi); two thirds of Borneo (Kalimantan); and the western portion of New Guinea, Irian Jaya.
Some interesting places to visit are Mountain Ranges Barisan (Sumatra), Muller (Borneo), Maoke (Irian Jaya). The highest peak is Puncak Jaya, 5,030 metres (16,503 feet), and the largest lake is Toba. Three major rivers are Barito, Kapuas, Mahakam. Some wonderful cities are, Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and Bandung.
Indonesia's major languages are Bahasa Indonesia (official), English (laws are published in English as well as in Bahasa Indonesia), Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, and Minang.