Indonesia is composed of 17 508 islands situated between the Southeast Asia and Oceania. It is one of the most populated countries in the world and its capital, Jakarta is the second most populated city in the world. The population is composed of many ethnic groups, being the largest the Javanese and there are over 700 linguistic groups with Indonesian being the official language. Indonesia is known for its distinctive and rich culture, and its exquisite temples, particularly Hindu temples. It is a tourist destination for its nature, with rainforests occupying more than half the country’s territory, sand beaches, the volcano mounts, the abundant wildlife and marine life with 20 % of the world’s coral reefs.
Population: over 261 million
Other major cities: Surabaya, Bandun, Medan, Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang, Semarang, Palembang, South Tangerang
Religion: Islam (87.2%)
Climate: Tropical rainforest, Tropical monsoon, Tropical Savanna
Main attractions: temples: Borobudur, Prambanan, Pura Besakih, Sam Poo Kong, Uluwatu, Tanah Lot (island temple); Beaches of Bali, Gili Islands, Dieng Plateau Komodo and Tanjung Puting national parks, Ubud Monkey Forest, Bali Safari and Marine Park, Mounts: Rinjani, Brom, Batu; Lake Toba, Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Istiqlal Mosque, National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta History Museum, National Monument
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