The Island country, Indonesia

Indonesia is considered as world’s largest Island nation, having over seventeen thousand islands and with an area of 1,904,569 sq km. it is the fourth most populous country in the world with an estimated population of 260 million people.

Indonesia is quite famous for its biodiversity. Above all the country has abundant natural resources like oil and natural gas, copper, tin, and gold. The country is also culturally diverse, consisting over hundreds of distinct ethnic and linguistic groups. Indonesia’s population is unevenly spread throughout the islands within a variety of habitats and levels of development. Therefore the population is distributed from the megalopolis of Jakarta to uncontacted tribes in the east. However Muslims have the dominant population in the recent times.

Indonesia lies on the equator which gives it two seasons; a wet season and a dry season without any extremes of summer or winter. Accordingly, the dry season starts from April and stays until October, the wet season starts from October and stays until March. Having tropical climate Indonesia is the home to some major tropical rainforests. In the tourism sector, the country is world famous for its nature and culture. The ancient Prambanan and Borobudur temples, Toaraja and Bali, with its Hindu festivities, are some of the popular destinations of cultural tourism.

The country has a huge well-preserved natural ecosystem with a rainforest that stretches over about 57% of Indonesia’s area. Indonesia has one of the largest coastlines in the world, having a long span of about 54,716 kilometers.