The Republic of Indonesia is located in the Malay Archipelago, the world's largest archipelago, between Indochina and Australia, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Area: 1,919,440 sq km
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands; larger islands have interior mountains
Population: 241,973,879 (July 2005 est.)
Religion: Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1% (1998)
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese
Community NameIndonesian Community
Size of Community in Tasmania
Local Community Contact Details
Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The stone from the Indonesian community was presented by Frans Sakul, President of the Australian-Indonesian Association of Tasmania on 15th of August 1987 at a function to celebrate Indonesian independence. The stone is Balinese dark-grey granite with a polished face. The top section of the gold-filled engraved design feature a large replica of a garuda bird, the Indonesian national emblem. Below which is the inscription in Sanskrit and English.