What Country Has the Most Islands?

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Indonesia is the country with the most islands. Indonesia has a total of over 18,000 islands and is the world's largest archipelago. Indonesia is located in southeastern Asia between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia borders the countries of Papa New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia.

Indonesia has been independent from the Netherlands since 1945. The country comprises a total area of around 740,000 square miles. It is the fourth most populated country in the world, with an estimated population of over 252 million people as of 2014. The largest city and capital of Indonesia is Jakarta, which is located on Java, one of the country's largest islands.