Who were the first settlers of Indonesia?
The first Europeans arrived in Indonesia in 1512, when Portuguese traders, led by Francisco Serrão, sought to monopolise the sources of nutmeg, cloves, and cubeb pepper in Maluku. Dutch and British traders followed. In 1602 the Dutch established the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and became the dominant European power.
When did the British arrive in Indonesia?
In 1814 the British arrived in Indonesia and took over colonial power from the Dutch.
When was Indonesia settled?
The colonial period of Indonesia did not immediately start when the Dutch first arrived in the archipelago at the end of the 16th century. Instead, it was a slow process of political expansion that took centuries to reach the territorial boundaries of present-day Indonesia.
How many people migrate to Indonesia?
In 2020, there were approximately 355.51 thousand immigrants living in Indonesia.
How old is Indonesia?
The Indonesian archipelago has been a valuable region for trade since at least the 7th century when Srivijaya and later Majapahit traded with entities from mainland China and the Indian subcontinent.
|Republic of Indonesia Republik Indonesia (Indonesian)|
|• Proclaimed||17 August 1945|
|• Recognition||27 December 1949|