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9,984,670 sq. KmExtent of the region1,919,440 sq. Km
(June 2004 est.)
3Population Density (per km2)124
men: 76.59 years
women: 83.50 years
Life expectancymen: 69.26 years
women: 71.80 years
0.92%Population growth rate1.4%
10.91 births/1,000 populationBirth rate21.11 births/1,000 population
7.67 deaths/1,000 populationDeath rate6.26 deaths/1,000 population
4thHuman 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 groupsJavanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%
1.61 children born/womanTotal fertility rate2.47 children born/woman
5.02 deaths/1,000 live birthsInfant mortality rate40.91 deaths/1,000 live births
$29,700Purchasing Power Parity$3,200
English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), other 17.5%LanguagesBahasa 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%ReligionsMuslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1% (1998)
Compulsory until 16 yearsEducationCompulsory until 9 years
Universal system sponsored by the governmentHealth CareGeneral, private hospitals, Community
Confederation with parliamentary democracyForm of governmentRepublic
7.7% (2000 est.)Unemployment10.5%
16.4 millionNumber of work force100.5 million
4 seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter)Climate2 seasons (dry season, wet season)

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