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Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands. It has an estimated population of over 258 million people (as of 2016) and is the world’s fourth most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim majority country. The world’s most populous island of Java contains more than half of the country’s population.

Indonesia (orthographic projection)
Indonesia (orthographic projection)

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Krakatoa, from space

In August 26-27, 1883, a small island in the Indian Ocean obliterated itself in one the most notorious volcanic eruptions in history. Krakatau (often spelled Krakatoa) erupted with such violence that two-thirds of the island, about 23 square kilometers, sank into the Sunda Strait. The explosions heard in the 1883 eruption remain the loudest noise on human record. The sound was heard across the Indian Ocean, as far away as Rodriguez Island, 4,653 kilometers to the west, and Australia, 3,450 kilometers to the east. The massive eruption also generated a series of tsunamis, which produced waves as high as 30 meters tall.
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