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Canada Indonesia
9,984,670 sq. Km Extent of the region 1,919,440 sq. Km
32,507,874 Population
(June 2004 est.)
238,452,952
3 Population Density (per km2) 124
10 Provinces 27
3 Territories 3
men: 76.59 years
women: 83.50 years
Life expectancy men: 69.26 years
women: 71.80 years
0.92% Population growth rate 1.4%
10.91 births/1,000 population Birth rate 21.11 births/1,000 population
7.67 deaths/1,000 population Death rate 6.26 deaths/1,000 population
4th Human Development Index Ranking (2004) 111th
British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26% Ethnic groups Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%
1.61 children born/woman Total fertility rate 2.47 children born/woman
5.02 deaths/1,000 live births Infant mortality rate 40.91 deaths/1,000 live births
$29,700 Purchasing Power Parity $3,200
English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), other 17.5% Languages Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese
Roman Catholic 42%, Protestant 40%, other 18% Religions Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1% (1998)
Compulsory until 16 years Education Compulsory until 9 years
99% Literacy 88.5%
Universal system sponsored by the government Health Care General, private hospitals, Community
Confederation with parliamentary democracy Form of government Republic
3.9% Inflation 6.9%
7.7% (2000 est.) Unemployment 10.5%
16.4 million Number of work force 100.5 million
4 seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) Climate 2 seasons (dry season, wet season)

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