Indonesia is located in southeast Asia between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The nation is comprised of 17,000 islands from east to west, encompassing roughly 742,000 square miles. Land borders are shared with East Timor, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
With an estimated population of at least 220 million, Indonesia is recognized as the fourth most-populous country in the world, as of 2014. The most densely-populated island is Java, which accounts for roughly 130 million of the country's inhabitants. Approximately 86 percent of the nation is Muslim, making Indonesia the largest Islamic country. Indonesians combine to speak more than 580 languages and dialects.