Regions of Indonesia
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Regions of Indonesia

This is a list of some of the Regions of Indonesia. Many regions are defined in law or regulations by the central government. At different times of Indonesia's history, the nation has been designated as having regions that do not necessarily correlate to the current administrative or physical geography of the territory of the nation.

Geographical units of Indonesia

According to ISO 3166-2:ID, Indonesia is divided into 7 geographical units, with each unit consisting of major islands or an island group. These geographical units are as follows:

Eastern Indonesia

During the last stages of the Dutch colonial era, the area east of java and Kalimantan was known as the Great East and later known as East or Eastern Indonesia. On 24 December 1946, the State of East Indonesia was formed covering the same area (but also including [[ Western New Guinea]]). It was a component of the United States of Indonesia, and was dissolved into the unitary Republic of Indonesia in August 1950.[1]

Outer Islands

The "outer islands" is commonly used to refer to islands other than Java, and sometimes also Bali.

Notes

  1. ^ Ricklefs 2008, pp. 362, 374.

References

  • Ricklefs, M.C. (2008) [1981]. A History of Modern Indonesia Since c.1300 (4th ed.). London: MacMillan. ISBN 978-0-230-54685-1.

See also


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