Explore some interesting facts and figures about Indonesia. Useful Information about cluster of islands in Indonesia.
Facts about Indonesia
Indonesia Facts & Figures - Indonesia is a very unique destination located in South east region. The country is famous throughout the world for its islands and beautiful landscapes. Home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, Indonesia is a nature’s delight. You can explore anything to everything in Indonesia, as this nation offers a perfect blend of nature’s delight, culture, beaches, landscapes and interesting history. We have provided below useful facts on Indonesia that will help you in knowing more about its culture, religion, location, transport and population. Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia.
Interesting Facts about Indonesia
- Indonesia is home to 18,307 islands which are spread across 5,120 kilometers from east to west. So for tourist, it’s a paradise to experience nature at its best.
- Indonesian World Heritage Sites - The nation has total of 8 World heritage sites which are worth visiting for any tourist. Komodo National Park, and spiritual temple complex of Borobudur are few of the must visit sites to be included while in Indonesia.
- World’s 4th Populous Country - With a huge population of 269,350,657 people, Indonesia is ranked 4th in terms of most populous country in the world. It’s also home to largest Muslim population among all the nations.
- Lake Toba, located in North Sumatra is the largest natural volcanic lake in the world. Its history dates back to more than 70,000 years ago when a mass eruption took place from the Toba.
Sea Lovers - If you love Sea, then Indonesia is a place to be as the nation boast of staggering 54,716km coastline. Currently, Indonesia has second longest coastline in the world.
Indonesia Facts & Figures
|Capital City:||Jakarta (+7 GMT)|
|Chief of State:||President Susilo Bambang YUDHOYONO.|
|Major Languages:||Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, Javanese, and other local dialects.|
|Primary Religions:||Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist.|
|Main Airports:||Bali: Denpasar (DPS) (Ngurah Rai),
Java: Jakarta (CGK) (Soekarno-Hatta)
|Indonesia Coastline:||54,720 km|
|Population:||The population of Indonesia was estimated at 237,512,352 in 2008.|
|Famous Tourist Attractions:||Bali, Ubud, Jakarta, North Sulawesi and Kalimantan.|
|Best Time to Visit:||Between May to September.|
|Weather and Climate:||The climate is hot and humid year-round in coastal areas. The dry season from June to October, and the rainy season starts from November ends in March.|
|Islands in Indonesia:||There are total 17,508 islands in Indonesia. Out
of these five are large islands and rest are small in size.
Kalimantan (539,450 sq.km);
Sumatra (473,606 sq.km),
Papua (421,952 sq.km),
Sulawesi (189,035 sq.km) and
Java including Madura (132,035 sq.km).
|Bali Facts | Jakarta Facts|