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    Indonesia Geography - 1991

      Total area: 1,919,440 km2
      land area: 1,826,440 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than three times the size of Texas

      Land boundaries: 2,602 km total; Malaysia 1,782 km, Papua New Guinea 820 km

      Coastline: 54,716 km

      Maritime claims: (measured from claimed archipelagic baselines)
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: sovereignty over Timor Timur (East Timor Province) disputed with Portugal

      Climate: tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands

      Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands; larger islands have interior mountains

      Natural resources: crude oil, tin, natural gas liquids, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver

      Land use: arable land 8%; permanent crops 3%; meadows and pastures 7%; forest and woodland 67%; other 15%; includes irrigated 3%

      Environment: archipelago of 13,500 islands (6,000 inhabited); occasional floods, severe droughts, and tsunamis; deforestation

      Note: straddles Equator; strategic location astride or along major sea lanes from Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Indonesia on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Indonesia Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Indonesia Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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