Indonesia’s Geographical Statistics
Indonesia’s Geographical Statistics
Indonesia’s Geographical Statistics
Indonesia’s Geographical Statistics
Indonesia’s Geographical StatisticsOfficially called the Republic of Indonesia, this country is an archipelago that consists of around 17,508 islands. With 33 provinces and a total area of 1,904,569 square kilometers, this southeast-Asian nation has over 238 million people within its borders.

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Indonesia is the largest island country in the world by the number of islands, with more than 14,000. The country has an estimated population of 255 million people, making it the world's 4th most populous country. The Indonesian economy is the world's 16th largest by nominal GDP and 8th largest by GDP/PPP. The country has a variety of agricultural, manufacturing and service industries and is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, and is a member of the G-20 major economies. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the second highest level of biodiversity in the world.

 

Indonesia - 2017 Holidays & Observances

 

Date

Holiday Name

Holiday Type

1-Jan

New Year's Day Public Holiday

14-Feb

Maha Shivaratri

Hindu Holiday

16-Feb

Chinese Lunar New Year's Day Public Holiday

2-Mar

Holi

Hindu Holiday

17-Mar

Bali's Day of Silence and Hindu New Year

Public Holiday

20-Mar

March equinox

Season

30-Mar

Good Friday

Public Holiday

1-Apr

Easter Sunday

Observance

13-Apr

Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad Public Holiday

1-May

International Labor Day

Public Holiday

10-May

Ascension Day of Jesus Christ Public Holiday

29-May

Waisak Day (Buddha's Anniversary) Public Holiday

12-13-Jun

Joint Holiday before Idul Fitri

Joint Holiday

14-15-Jun

Idul Fitri Public Holiday

16-Jun

Joint Holiday After Idul Fitri

Joint Holiday

17-Jun

Second Joint Holiday After Idul Fitri

Joint Holiday

21-Jun

June Solstice

Season

17-Aug

Indonesian Independence Day Public Holiday

21-Aug

Muslim Day of Sacrifice (Idul Adha)

Public Holiday

26-Aug

Raksha Bandhan

Hindu Holiday

2-Sep

Janmashtami

Hindu Holiday

11-Sep

Muharram/Islamic New Year

Public Holiday

13-Sep

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindu Holiday

23-Sep

September equinox

Season

10-Oct

Navaratri

Hindu Holiday

19-Oct

Dussehra

Hindu Holiday

7-Nov

Diwali/Deepavali

Observance

20-Nov

The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Public Holiday

21-Dec

December Solstice

Season

24-Dec

Christmas Eve Observance

25-Dec

Christmas Day

Public Holiday

31-Dec

New Year's Eve

Observance


 

 


New Year’s Day

Like many countries, Indonesia is influenced by some of the Western culture. So, New Year’s Day also takes place in Indonesia. On this day, Indonesian people, especially Muslim pray for a good year

Birth of the Prophet

This is a birthday celebration of Muhammdad, who was a religious leader of Islam. He is believed by Muslim to be a messenger and prophet of God

Chinese New Year

There a a lot of Chinese in Indonesia. Thus, they add some of their culture to the whole nation culture, including Chinese New Year

Day of Silence

Day of Silence, or Nyepi in Indonesia is New Year according to Balinese calendar (an ancient calendar of Indonesian people). Observed from 6 am to 6 am the next morning, its main restrictions are: no lighting, no working and no pleasure, no talking and no eating. The restrictions are made to purify their soul.

Good Friday

Christians celebrate Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. This holiday is not as popular as Nyepi, so there is no change in Indonesian’s daily lives. Shops and offices are still opened

Ascension Day

Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven according to Christian belief.

Waisak Day

Waisak (or Vesak) is the holiest day on the Buddhist calendar, and is celebrated across the Buddhist world, but is most spectacular at Java’s Borobudur (Indonesia), the world’s largest Buddhist temple, one of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular sites

Ascension of the Prophet

Prophet’s Ascension Day is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

Indepence Day

On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from Netherlands. Later, this date is oeserved as Indonesia’s Indepence Day

Day after Ramadan

Ramadan is a festival held every year lasting one month. Ramadan's a  festival for Muslims around the world particularly Indonesians. During Ramadan over one billion muslims fast during day light.

Feast of the Sacrifice

This is an importand religious holiday celebrated by Muslim worldwide to honor the willingess of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael to God

Islamic New Year

The Islamic year lasts for about 354 days and consists of 12 months. Muharram is the first month and some Muslims mark the start of the Islamic year on the first day of Muharram. Many Muslims fast during daylight hours on the ninth and 10th or 10th and 11th days of the month to mark the Day of Ashura. This is the anniversary of the death of Husayn

Christmas

Despite being a Muslim country, Christmas is still a popular holiday in Indonesia. This is a good chance for people to relax at the year’s end