34 Interesting Facts About Indonesia

  1. The official name of Indonesia is "Republic of Indonesia" it situated in Southeast Asia.
  2. Indonesia country is made up with 18,307 islands and it situated on the the ring of fire of pecific ocean and it is the world's largest islands country.
  3. "Bahasa Indonesia" language is the official language of Indonesia and other languages are Javanese, Sundanese and Minangkabau.
  4. The international border of Indonesia is meet up with three countries East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.
  5. Marco Polo was first european who first visited to Indonesia in 1292 AD before it europeans didn't knew about this country.
  6. Indonesia got her independence on 17th August in 1945 from Netherlands.
  7. Jakarta city is the largest city & capital of Indonesia and it's total population is about 98 lakhs.
  8. The total area of Indonesia is about 1,904,569 km² and it ranked for 14th largest country in the world.
  9. Indonesia's coastline length is about  54,720 km and it's have third longest coastline in the world after Canada and Norway.
  10. The National flag of Indonesia have two colour these are red and white. Red colour represent the blood of freedom fighters, white colour represent the peace.
  11. Indonesian Rupiah is the official currency of Indonesia and currently One USD equivalent to 15,618 Indonesian Rupiah.
  12. Indonesia's people are known as Indonesians and total population of Indonesia is about 28 crore and it is the 4th largest populous country in the world after China, India and US.
  13. The Indonesian government had recognized only six religions Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestant, Catholicism, and Confucianism.
  14. Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim populous country.
  15. Indonesia's 95% hindu residents are living in Bali island. Bali people are believed to new born babies will keep distance from ground upto six months from birth.
  16. The famous Java Man fossil discovered in Java island by "Eugene Dubois" in 1889 which was 1.7 millions years old.
  17. The former US president "Barack Obama" spent his childhood in Indonesia.
  18. The "Krakatoa volcano" erupted on 27 August in 1883 which is the world's largest volcanic eruption.
  19. Sumatra island's named was "gold island" but it renamed to Sumatra by Marco Polo.
  20. komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard which is only found in Indonesia, it's length is about 2.6 meter and weight is about 90 kg.
  21. Indonesia government was member's of "The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries" (OPEC) till 2008.
  22. Rafflesia arnoldii flower is the world's largest flower which only found in Indonesia.
  23. Indonesia is the world's largest palm oil producer and exporter country.
  24. Japan achieved the Indonesia in 1942 during world war 2 and ruled till 1945.
  25. Indonesia is the world's third worst country due to release of greenhouse gases after China and US.
  26. Indonesia is the world's second largest biodiversity country after Brazil.
  27. The orangutans are three extant species of great apes which found only in the Borneo and Sumatra islands of Indonesia.
  28. Indonesians had brought green chilies from southern India in 600 BC.
  29. The Javan Rhinoceros species have found only in Java island in Indonesia and It is one of the extinct animals whose population is 50.
  30. There are more than 400 active volcanoes are situated and Mount Tamboro volcano is the biggest volcano in Indonesia.
  31. Indonesia is the world's largest exporter country for "Indonesian nutmeg" which mostly cultivated in Banda island of Indonesia.
  32. Toba lake is the world's deepest volcanic erupted lake which situated in Sumatra islands in Indonesia and its depth is about 505 meters.
  33. Pasola is a famous sports in Indonesia which is the wooden spare fighting with rides on a horse.
  34. Borobudur temple is the world's largest buddhist temple which height is about 115 feet.