This country’s official motto is unity and diversity. Welcome to and today we’ll be continuing our travel series with a look at Indonesia.
While this Southeast Asian country was once known as the , today it is officially referred to as the Republic of Indonesia.
This beautiful country actually spans 2 continents, and part of Asia and Oceania. It is also located within the Pacific Ring of Fire, which means volcanos and are quite common.
In total, Indonesia is 3 times the size of the American state of Texas, and that area is spreads out over an estimated 8,000 . In reality, only 6,000 of these islands are populated and islands like Java, Borneo and Bali are among the largest. Due to it’s abundance of islands, Indonesia also boasts 5,000 miles of . Indonesia is home to roughly 238 million people, which means it’s one of the most heavily populated countries as well. The nation’s capital and largest city is Jakarta.
One of the qualities that makes Indonesia so fascinating is its . In fact, this country has some of the most unique and in the world. This is its location, near the Equator, its climate and its position across two continents.
The country’s hot and humid climate also allows for crop growth year round in addition to a number of exciting summer sports.
Indonesia’s and geography is comprised of flatlands, accompanied by some areas. Like Indonesia’s environment, its cuisine is also quite diverse, and differs from region to region. Grilled and are quite popular, and the cuisine is also for its use of regional spices.
The culture of Indonesia was influenced by its location along trade routes. And today, it combines a number of cultural elements and to make its own. However, over 85% of the country’s population is muslim, despite the fact that this is not an islamic state.
Dance is a very important part of the country’s cultural diversity. Indonesia is also known for its hand-crafted , including different types of fabric, and wood carvings.
Indonesia is a popular tourist destination across the world for a of reasons, including its beautiful beaches, distinct culture and tropical climate. These elements help draw visitors to this asian country year after year.
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