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Come to Indonesia!

You should come to Indonesia. Indonesia is an amazing archipelago of more than 13,600 islands. We have about 206 million people and are the largest country in Southeast Asia and the fourth largest in the world. The main islands are: Sumatra, Java, and Celebes. The volcanoes that formed Indonesia left a rich covering of ash that makes the soil good for farming. We are near the Equator so our climate is Very Tropical. About half of the people here work in agriculture. Most farmers grow rice, coffee, casava, tea, and rubber trees. Our capital, Jakarta, is our located on the island of Java. Are you a follower of Islam? Come here, we have more followers of Islam than any other country! Other relgions like Buddhism and Christianity are held here too! On the island of Bali Hinduism is held by most of the people!

Indonesia " Happiest place on Earth!"

Indonesia's Geography and Climate

Indonesia is an archipelago of over 13,600 islands. The major islands are Sumarta, Java, and Celebes. Most of the Island of Borneo belongs to us. Indonesia controls the Western half of New Ginea. The Volacones that formed Indonesia have left a rich covering of ash that makes the soil good for farming. Indoniesa lies on the Equator so the climate is very tropical. Monsoons bring a wet season and a dry season. The tropical climate, combined with fertile soil, has allowed dense rain forests to spread throughout Indonesia. It is very pretty and great for tourists. You should come and see it! I'm sure you would love it here.

People and Culture of Indonesia!

Indonesia has 206 million people! It is the largest country in Southeast Asia and the fourth largest populated country in the world! On the island of Java you can find Jakarta, Indonesias largest city and capital.

Most of the people here belong to the Malay ethnic group. They are divided into 300 smaller groups with their own languages. The main language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia and is taught in schools.

Indonesia has more followers of islam than anyone else! If you are a follower of Islam come here! Not a follower nof Islam? No problem, Indosnesia has many different relgions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity! On the Island of Bali, Hindo beliefs are held by most people.

Government and Citizenship

Indonesia is a republic based on the 1945 constitution providing for a separation of executive, legislative, and judicial power. Indonesia is a republic based on the 1945 constitution providing for a separation of executive, legislative, and judicial power. Substantial restructuring has occurred since President Suharto's resignation in 1998 and the short, transitional Habibie administration in 1998 and 1999. The Habibie government established political reform legislation that formally set up new rules for the electoral system, the House of Representatives (DPR), the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), and political parties without changing the 1945 Indonesian constitution. After these reforms, the constitution now limits the president to two terms in office.

Indonesia adopted a bicameral legislative system following the establishment of the DPD (Regional Representatives Council), which was first elected in 2004. The DPD is composed of four representatives from each of Indonesia’s 33 provinces. Although it can make proposals and submit opinions on legislative matters concerning the regions, it does not have the power to create legislation. The MPR consists of both the DPD and the DPR. The MPR has the power to inaugurate and to impeach the president (upon the recommendation of the DPR). The current Speaker of the MPR is Taufik Kiemas (from the opposition PDI-P Party) and the Speaker of the DPR is Marzuki Alie (from the ruling Democrat Party). These speakers and four deputy speakers for the DPR and MPR took up their positions on October 5, 2009. The largest party in the DPR, now President Yudhoyono’s Partai Demokrat, filled the influential DPR speaker position.

The president, elected for a 5-year term, is the top government and political figure. The president and the vice president were elected by popular vote for the first time on September 20, 2004. Previously, the MPR selected Indonesia's president. In 1999, the MPR selected Abdurrahman Wahid, also known as Gus Dur, as the fourth President. The MPR removed Gus Dur in July 2001, immediately appointing then-Vice President Megawati Sukarnoputri as the fifth President. In 2004, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was directly elected to succeed Megawati. He was re-elected in 2009.

The legal voting age is 17, but people who have an ID card can vote. Anyone under the age of 17 who is married can get an ID card. Much of Indonesian legislation emphasises the importance of equal opportunities for men and women, but secular laws co-exist with Islamic principles continue to discriminate against Indonesian women.

Indonesia's economy

Here in Indonesia foriegn companies build facotires on the island of Java, because labor is inexpensive. In additioin the islands location makes it easy to ship goods. Nearly half of our people work in agriculture. Most farmers grow rice, coffee, cassava, tea, coconuts, and rubber trees. Cattle and Sheep are also raised here.

In Indonesia we have large reserves of oil and natural gas. Our mines yeild tin, sliver, nickel, copper, bauxite, and gold. Our dense raianforests provide teak and other very valuable woods. You should come here it is very easy to make lots of money of agriculture in Indonesia!

Come to Indonesia

As you can see Indonesia is a great place and you should come visit! We loo forward to seeing you soon.