Key Country Facts
Indonesia is comprised of 15,508 islands. Indonesia also has the second largest tropical forests in the world after Brazil.
The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta. There are approximately 258,000,000 people living here (as of 2016). The official language is Bahasa, but English, Dutch, and Javanese are also widely spoken. There are more than 700 hundred languages spoken in Indonesia! The majority of the population practices Islam … in fact, this is the world’s largest Muslim country.
Major exports of the country include mineral fuels, animal or vegetable fats, electrical machinery, rubber, and mechanical appliance parts.
Bali, also known as the “Island of the Gods”, is known for its mountainous landscapes, volcanic hillsides, and flawless sandy beaches. In Bali, each village is required by law to construct at least three temples—the pura puseh (temple of origin), the pura desa (village temple), and the pura dalem (temple of the dead). Make sure to visit all three before you leave! Bali is also known for its scuba diving, massage therapy, and museums. Adventurers in Bali will be sure to play, learn, and relax during their stay!
I had a great time in Jakarta! I did a night foodie tour sampling the best Indonesian foods. I need to go back to some of the remote islands—like Sumatra or Papua. Next time!