Compromising over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and home for at least 235 million people.
The vast Indonesian archipelago spans 5,120 km across the equator, positioned between the Asian and Australian continents. Four-fifths of the area is sea with the major islands of Sumatera, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua.
The 300 ethnic groups that exist harmoniously give birth to a potpourri of cultures and fascinating people. Indonesia’s landscape is greatly varied. Java and Bali have the most fertile islands and rice fields are concentrated in these two regions, whereas Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua are still largely covered with tropical rainforest. Open savannah and grassland characterize Nusa Tenggara.
The country, richly endowed with natural resources, has attracted traders and adventurers from all over the world throughout its history. Located among ancient trading routes and rich with botanical resources, these remote islands quickly became a global interest.
Blessed with clear seas, amazing surf breaks and beautiful beaches and virgin jungle makes this nation a tropical paradise. Individual cultures and traditional practices live side by side with romantic getaways and some of the world’s best hotels, spas, and golf courses. It is truly an incredible destination come and explore.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Bahasa Indonesia
AREA: 3,705,407 square miles (9,565,961 square kilometres)
TIME ZONE: GMT +8 hours