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Other neighbouring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies.

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It has an estimated population of over 258 million people and is the world's fourth most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim majority country.

The world's most populous island of Java contains more than half of the country's population.

Indonesia's republican form of government includes an elected legislature and president.

Indonesia has 34 provinces, of which five have Special Administrative status. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia.

Indonesia's history has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, mass slaughter, corruption, separatism, a democratisation process, and periods of rapid economic change.

Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups.

The largest – and politically dominant – ethnic group are the Javanese.

Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished.

Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources.

Muslim traders and Sufi scholars brought the now-dominant Islam, while European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolise trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery.

Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism starting from Amboina and Batavia, and eventually all of the archipelago including Timor and West Papua, at times interrupted by Portuguese, French and British rule, Indonesia secured its independence after World War II.

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