Indonesia: Tourism, Industries and Population

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Indonesia is located in Asia continent. It is 741,100 square miles. Its longitude and latitude are 6.1750° S, 106.8283° E. Indonesia is located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It bridges Asia and Australia. According to About.Com/Geography, “Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago. It has 13,677 islands.” Many of these islands are located on two continental shelves where volcanic activity is very rapid. Two of Indonesia largest islands are Sumatra and Java. Java, for example, has 50 active volcanoes. Earthquakes are frequent in Indonesia, because of its location.
Indonesia contains more than 228 million people. It is the fourth populous country. World’s Population Review points out, “Approximately 58% of Indonesia’s population lives on the Island of Java and the statistics involved here make it the most populous island in the whole world.” There is a varied range of ethnic groups within Indonesia. Some include Javanese, Sudanese, Madurese, Coastal Malays, and many others. The majority of Indonesians are Muslim. In Indonesia, there are more than 700 languages and dialects spoken. Some of the languages are Acehnese, Batak, Sundanese, Javanese, Sasak, Tetum of Timor and Dayak. The official language is Bahasa Indonesian.
Indonesia has a lot of cities. The three largest cities are Jakarta, which is the capital, Surabaya, and Medan. The capital city, Jakarta, is always crowded and chaotic. Its main attractions are the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Museum Bank Indonesia and Kidzania. All these places are fun and relaxing places for you and your children. The next largest city is Surabaya. The University of Airlanga is located there. Its best place to view is Museum Sampoerna where hand-made cigarettes are made. The third larges...

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... Indonesia caused the mining rate in the U.S. to grow from $1.2 million to $1.8 million. Tourism contributes 3% to the country’s GDP. Indonesia is big on rice; therefore they don’t have to import this product. They export shrimp, coffee, footwear and many electronics.
The place where Muslim religion is very popular is here in Indonesia. Indonesia is the home of 150 volcanoes, which is a part of the “Ring of Fire.” It also is home to vast tropical rainforests. Indonesia has the world’s second largest biodiversity. You can see fossils of the remains of “Java Man” around Java. The finding of these fossils suggests that the area was inhabited millions of years ago. Indonesia is also home of the largest dragon in the world, the Komodo dragon. This country is so large that it has three time zones. It is one of the many countries that haven’t been fully explored or mapped.
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