World's Largest Archipelago
Government- Presidential Republic
President- Joko Widodo
Indonesia is the world's largest population of Muslims. It is made up of primarily Javanese and Sudanese ethnic groups. The literacy rate is 93.9%, with only a 4% male-female literacy gap. Most families have an average of two children.
Rice, coconut, and vegetables are common in Indonesian foods. Each region of Indonesia has its own unique dish, such as satay Padang, lalapal sambal, gado-gado, and nasi Gudeg.
Sports are an important part of Indonesian culture. Soccer is the most popular sports, along with bull racing, martial arts, and badminton. Watching television and playing chess are common leisurely activities. Indonesian arts include carving, painting, decorative masks, kites, and batik- a tapestry made by melting wax and dying on fabric.
Indonesians celebrate the Muslim holidays of Nyepi, Leberan, and Eid al-Adha. Their independence day is August 17, and is celebrated by a flag-raising ceremony and playing competitive games.
Indonesia is involved in ASEAN and OPEC. Its main exports are petroleum, textiles, mining, electrical machinery, rubber, palm oil, and cocoa.
Indonesia Regions Map. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Web. 13 May 2016.
Indonesian farms. Digital image. Pixabay. Web. 13 May 2016.
Indonesian Flag. Digital image. Enmodetendance.eu. Web. 13 May 2016.
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Kartapratana, Gunawan. Indonesia Capital. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Web. 13 June 2016.
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