This is a map of Indonesia. Each area is highlighted according to its number of people per square kilometer (sq km).
High-density areas, marked by dark shades of red, are scattered throughout the country. The southern island of Java has the most areas with dense populations. Java is where the country’s capital, Jakarta, is located, and is one of the many areas with more than 1,000 people per sq km.
In fact, Java is “the most populated island [in] the world”, states Reddit user u/TomsDiners, with about 152 million people living on the island. In addition, the neighboring Sumatra is the fourth-most populous island, housing 58 million inhabitants.
Areas with a lower concentration of people include those in Kalimantan (Borneo) and Irian Jaya (western New Guinea).
These books give an insight into one of the world’s most populous nations:
- A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia’s Largest Nation
- Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation
- Lonely Planet Indonesia (Country Guide)
- Sundaland: Tracing The Cradle of Civilizations
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