What Continent Is Indonesia On?

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Indonesia is located within the continent of Asia and shares borders with Papa New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of over 13,000 inhabited islands and 33 provinces. Indonesia comprises a total land area of 735,358 square miles.

As of 2014, Indonesia has an estimated population of over 238 million people, making it the fourth most populated country in the world. The capital and largest city of Indonesia is Jakarta. Indonesia is the 15th largest country in the world in terms of land area. The country experiences a tropical climate with a distinct monsoon season and dry season.