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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Indonesia - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



270 203 917 (2020) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Indonesia - Number format


(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Indonesia - Date formats


   Note: This section last updated 1st May 2021

Indonesia - Languages


A huge number of languages are spoken on the 6 000 inhabited islands of Indonesia. 256 are spoken on Papua; 17 on Java and Bali; 82 on Kalimantan (Borneo); 128 in Maluku; 63 in Nusa Tenggara; 114 on Sulawesi and 52 on Sumatra.

The national language is Bahasa Indonesian External, spoken by 17-30 000 000 as a mother language and a further 140 000 000 as a second language. Javanese External is widely spoken (75 200 000 speakers). The former colonial language of Dutch External is still understood by some.

Indonesia - For the attention of


This is written Kepada yang terhormat.

Indonesia - Personal names and forms of address


Due to the great mixture of ethnic groups and languages found in Indonesia, the personal naming and form of address conventions of each group needs to be understood.

Many people in Indonesia have no family name, and if they use a second name it is the name of the father. Others use long names following Malay naming conventions or Muslim naming conventions. The Chinese community may use either localized names or transliterated Chinese names which follow the Chinese naming conventions. Some women take their husband’s name upon marriage, others do not.

Balinese use Hindu names, many a variant (affected by caste) indicating the birth order: Wayan/Yan (1st born) , Made (2nd born), Nyoman or Komang/Man/Mang (3rd born); and Ketut (4th born). A fifth child might become Wayan Balik ("Wayan again"). They do not use family names. A prefix I may be added as a prefix for females and Ni for males to indicate gender.

   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Indonesia - Company legal forms


   Note: This section last updated 29th January 2013

The following company types may be found:

   CV - Commanditaire Vennootschap– limited partnership
   FA - Firma
   Koperasi - Co-operative
   Maatschap - Limited liability company
   PK - Persekutuan Komanditer - limited partnership
   PMAPenenaman Modal Asing – foreign joint venture company
   PMDNPenanaman Modal Dalam Negeri – domestic capital investment company
   Persekutuan Pedata - professional partnership
   Perusahaan Umum (Perum) - state-owned company
   Perusahaan Jawatan (Perjan) - state-owned company
   PTPerseroan Terbuka – limited liability company
   P.T. Tbk. - Perseroan Terbatas, Terbuka – Stock limited company
   UD - Usaha Dagang - Sole proprietorship
   Yayasan - Foundation
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Indonesia - Example address format


   Note: This section last updated 23rd July 2020

Addresses in Indonesia are found in a number of formats. Here are some examples:





The lowest levels of administration in Indonesia, rukun tetengga or rukun warga, representing groups of residences, may be found in street addresses as RT and/or RW, followed by numbers, in this way:

   RT 03/002 
   RW 04/16 
   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

(Sub-)building & Thoroughfare types


Common Indonesian (sub-)building & thoroughfare types are Jalan (Jln, Jl) (street), Lorong (lane, path), Kampung/Kampong (village), Blok (Block), Gedung (building) and Kompleks (complex).

   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Other elements commonly found in address databases


In Bahasa Indonesian, the following directional indicators are used:

Central Tengah
East Timur
North Utara
West Barat
South Selatan
Southeast Tenggara

Indonesia - Post office box


This is called Kotak Pos in Indonesia.

Indonesia - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 23rd July 2020

The postal code (Koda Pos) consists of a block of 5 digits.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Indonesia - Postal code format graphic


Indonesia - Postal code format

Indonesia - Postal code specifics

Indonesia - Postal code regular expression


Indonesia - Postal code level of coverage


Indonesia - Postal code map


Place names in Indonesia


   Note: This section last updated 23rd July 2016

Many islands have different Bahasa Indonesian and English versions:

Bahasa Indonesian English
Jawa Java
Kalimantan Borneo
Maluku Mollucca
Seram Ceram
Sulawesi Celebes
Sumatera Sumatra

Refer to Exonyms in Indonesia for full lists of place names in Indonesia in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Indonesia - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 31st December 2022

Indonesia has 35 provinces (propinsi-propinsi, singular - propinsi External), 2 special regions (*) (daerah-daerah istimewa, singular - daerah istimewa), and 1 special capital city district (‡). They are not used in addresses. Please note that the province of East Timor has become independent. They are:

Bahasa Indonesian name English name Postal code range
Bali External Bali 80-82
Bangka-Belitung External   33
Banten External   15, 42 (shared with Jawa Barat)
Bengkulu External Bengkulu 38-39
Di Aceh External* Aceh 23-24
Di Yogyakarta External* Yogyakarta 55
Di Jakarta External Jakarta 10-14
Gorontalo External   96
Jambi External Telanaipura 36-37
Jawa Barat External West Java 16-17, 40-41, 42 (shared with Banten), 43-46
Jawa Tengah External Central Java 50-54, 56-59
Jawa Timur External East Java 60-69
Kalimantan Barat External West Borneo 78-79
Kalimantan Selatan External South Borneo 70-72
Kalimantan Tengah External Central Borneo 73-74
Kalimantan Timur External East Borneo 75-77 (shared with Kalimantan Utara)
Kalimantan Utara External North Borneo 75-77 (shared with Kalimantan Timur)
Kepulauan Riau External   28-29 (shared with Riau)
Lampung External Lampung 34-35
Maluku External Mollucca 97 (shared with Maluku Utara)
Maluku Utara External North Maluku 97 (shared with Maluku)
Nusa Tenggara Barat External Southeast Nusa West 83-84
Nusa Tenggara Timur External Southeast Nusa East 85-57
Papua or Papua Barat External (ex Irian Jaya) Papua or West Papua (ex Irian Jaya) 98-99
Papua Barat Daya External Southwest Papua 98-99 (shared with Papua) [2]
Papua Pegunungan External Highland Papua 98-99 (shared with Papua)
Papua Selatan External South Papua 98-99 (shared with Papua)
Papua Tengah External Central Papua 98-99 (shared with Papua)
Riau External Riau 28-29 (shared with Kepulauan Riau)
Sulawesi Barat External West Celebes 91 (shared with Sulawesi Selatan)
Sulawesi Selatan External South Celebes 90, 91 (shared with Sulawesi Barat), 92
Sulawesi Tenggara External Southeast Celebes 93
Sulawesi Tengah External Central Celebes 94
Sulawesi Utara External North Celebes 95
Sumatera Barat External West Sumatra 25-27
Sumatera Selatan External South Sumatra 30-32
Sumatera Utara External North Sumatra 20-22
   This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Indonesia


Indonesian numbers have the full length of between 7 and 10 digits. Mobile numbers have one of these area codes: 8110-8119, 8121-8129, 813, 815, 8160-8169, 817-829, 83, 85, 86, 88.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Properties with value Indonesia


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/indonesia/admin/ External 20230114
  2. ^ en.antaranews.com/news/260821/dpr-ri-passes-southwest-papua-province-bill-into-law External 20221231

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