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Regions of Indonesia

Indonesian regions

Historically, 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.


Eastern IndonesiaEdit

During the last stages of the Dutch colonial era, the area east of Bali 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 Bali). It was a component of the United States of Indonesia, and was dissolved into the unitary Republic of Indonesia in August 1950.[1]

Outer IslandsEdit

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


  1. ^ Ricklefs 2008, pp. 362, 374.


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