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Indonesia

Indonesia Beeing a group of islands, Indonesia have of course magnificant beaches at the coastlines, but unfortunately islands like Bali have been bombed resently, and it is therefore important to be sure that the situation is safe to go there. An amazing sight would be the Water temple, avery important Hindu-Buddhist, builded on small islands makes it special surrounded by a lake. Strange but true, it is also possible to see thousands of orchids grow, eventhough the weather and volcanic soil would be infact impossible.

Area: 1.904.805 Km²
Population: 227.553.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 119 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Jakarta (8.620.000 pop.)
Major cities: Surabaya 2.255.000 pop., Bandung 1.895.000 pop., Medan 1.800.000 pop., Semarang 1.400.000 pop., Ujung Pandang 950.000 pop., Palembang 900.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Malay 90%, indigenous 3%, Chinese 2%
Border countries: Malaysia NORTH, East Timor and Papua New Guinea EAST

Principal mountains: Puncak Jaya 5030 m
Principal rivers: Kapuas 1150 Km, Barito 900 Km, Mahakam 770 Km
Principal lakes: Danau Toba 1264 Km², Danau Towuti 430 Km²
Principal islands: Borneo 539.460 Km² (indonesian part, total 736.000 Km²), Sumatra 420.306 Km², New Guinea 412.781 Km² (indonesian part, totale 785.000 Km²), Celebes 172.000 Km², Jawa 125.900 Km², Halmahera 17.998 Km², Ceram 17.150 Km², Timor 15.850 Km² (indonesian part, total 30.724 Km²), Flores 14.268 Km², Sumbawa 13.280 Km², Bangka 11.940 Km², Sumba 11.082 Km², Dolak 11.000 Km², Buru 9710 Km²
Climate: Equatorial

Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official), Javanese, English
Religion: Muslim 88%
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 17/8, 25/12
Dialling code: 0062
GMT: +7

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