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Country Profile

Population (2014): 250.8 million
Capital: Jakarta
Area: 1.9 million sq km
Main Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, local dialects
Religions: Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4% (2000 census)
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
GDP (2014): US$868.3 billion
GDP per capita (2012): US$3,557
GDP growth (2012): 6.2%
GDP contribution by sector (2012): Agriculture 14.4%, Industry 47%, Services 38.6% (2011 est.)
Urban population (2011): 51%
Life Expectancy (2013): 71.9 years
International dialling code: (+62)