Indonesia is the sleeping giant of Southeast Asia. It is with over 18,000 islands (of which 6,000 uninhabited) the largest archipelago in the world that spans the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It has land borders with Malaysia in the north and with East Timor and Papua New Guinea in the east and borders over water with Australia to the south, and Palau, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to the north, India to the northwest. And with more than 255 million inhabitants it is the 4th most populated country in the world, after China, India and the United States. It also has the largest Muslim population in the world.