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Interesting Facts About Indonesia

Interesting Facts About Indonesia

As home for diverse natures, Indonesia is also home to many inhabitants with fascinating cultures.

This interesting facts about Indonesia will make you fall further in love even more:

  1. The Largest Archipelago in The World

Having more than 17,500 islands makes Indonesia becomes the largest archipelago in the world. Out of all those islands, only 6000 islands are inhabited. There are five major islands and thousands of smaller islands situated between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Five of the major islands is Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua. The island of Java is home to over half of the population. There are over ten million people living in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, which is located on the island of Java.

  1. Have 100 Actives Volcanoes

Most Indonesian islands are spread along a volcanic belt. Indonesia is mountainous, with its highest peak reaching 4000 meters above sea level. There are around 400 volcanoes in Indonesia and 100 of those are active. Its proximity to the Pacific Ring of Fire exposes the area to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Some of the highest mountains are Mounth Jaya Wijaya, Mount Kerinci, Mount Rinjani and Mount Semeru.

  1. Over 1000 Ethnic Groups

As one of the most ethnically diverse societies, Indonesia consists 1,340 recognized ethnic groups. Based on ethnic classification, the largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese on Java island, who make up about 40% of the total population. The Sundanese are the next largest group, which is located in the western part of the island of Java and the southern edge of Sumatra. More of the largest ethnic groups in the country is the Malays, Batak, Madurese, Betawi, Minangkabau, and Bugis

  1. Own More Than 700 Languages and Over 500 Dialects

There are an astounding more than 700 local languages and over 500 dialects spoken across Indonesia. It is indicates that Indonesia has about 10% of the world's languages. This fact makes Indonesia as the second most linguistically diverse nation in the world. Beside National language, Bahasa Indonesia, there is language that is most widely spoken as a native language which is Javanese.