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Formal Name: Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia; Indonesia coined from Greek indos--India--and nesos--island).
Short Form: Indonesia.
Term for Citizens: Indonesian(s).
Capital: Jakarta (Special Capital City Region of Jakarta).
Date of Independence: Proclaimed August 17, 1945, from the Netherlands. The Hague recognized Indonesian sovereignty on December 27, 1949.
National Holiday: Independence Day, August 17.
Data as of November 1992