Who ruled Indonesia in the early 1600s?

Who ruled Indonesia in 1600?

1509: Portugese came to Indonesia, and ruled many parts of Indonesia until around 1600. Roman script was first introduced in Indonesia. 1602: Dutch under VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) or Dutch East India Company first came to Indonesia, and ruled Indonesia till 1945.

Who was the colonial power in Indonesia?

The Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East-Indies; Dutch: Nederlands(ch)-Indië; Indonesian: Hindia Belanda) was a Dutch colony consisting of what is now Indonesia. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800.

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

Why did the Dutch want Indonesia?

The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.

When did British invade Indonesia?

Invasion of Java (1811)

Invasion of Java
Date August– 18 September 1811 Location Java Result British victory Territorial changes Java captured by Britain
United Kingdom East India Company First French Empire
Commanders and leaders

Was Indonesia a Hindu country?

Hinduism in Indonesia, as of the 2018 census, is practised by about 1.74% of the total population, and almost 87% of the population in Bali. Hinduism is one of the six official religions of Indonesia.

Official Census (2010)

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Province Indonesia
Hindu 2010 4,012,116
% Hindu 2010 1.69%
% Hindu 2000 1.79%