Facts about Indonesia

I borrowed this list from http://journal.marisaduma.net, (who in turn borrowed it from this discussion on Facebook). Not vouching for 100% accuracy, but I’m sure it’s pretty close. Interesting country don’t you think?

    Did you know, that with more than 250.000.000 people, Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world?

    Did you know, that there are 316 ethnic groups which speak 670 dialects in Indonesia?

    Did you know that it is forbidden not to have a religion in Indonesia? (doesn’t matter which one as long as you have one)

    Did you know, that there are around 400 volcanoes in Indonesia, and 150 out of them are active, which represents 75% of all active volcano on the planet? (so only 50 for the rest of the world)

    Did you know, that Indonesia is more than 5.000 kilometres long? (which is an average length for a continent)

    Did you know, that Indonesia has the longest coastline in the world, with 100.000 kilometres long?

    Did you know, that Indonesia is probably the last country in the world, which has still unexplored territories, and is not completely mapped? (especially around Irian Jaya)

    Did you know, that there are 17.508 islands in Indonesia, which is the largest Archipelago in the world?

    Did you know, that if you could spend only 1 day on each island of Indonesia, you would need 48 years to see all of them? (transportation between islands not counted)

    Did you know, that on the 17.508 islands, only 6.000 have a name, and only 1.000 are inhibited?

    Did you know, that there are 25% of the world coral reefs in Indonesia?

    Did you know, that on the 4.500 species of reef fishes existing in the oceans worlwide, around 3.500 of them have been identified in Indonesia?

    Did you know, that Indonesia has the biggest underwater biodiversity in the world?

    Did you know, that Indonesia is the 2nd largest global biodiversity (water + land + air) after Brazil?

  • 75% of the World’s active volcanoes blew me away – but it makes sense – and explains so much! According to these statistcs, where I come from, we have 1% – or 4% of the rest.

  • bud

    all indonesian should know that!!

  • emza2

    hehe that is pretty obvious


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  • Lunna1979

    Im so proud of being an Indonesian….but not proud of with the government and the idiots who manage my country LOL!!!!

  • Lunna1979

    Almost forgot to say, thanks Brandon for your post!!! It’s amazing…!!! Keep up the good work !!!

  • I would like to use these facts in my blog, is that ok? I will of course link it back to you!


  • Fenty Triany

    Well said brandon..my country its not only beautiful but also rich..docyou know that indonesia have oil,silver,gold,diamond mining?
    Did you know that not only chinese people but also indonesian who is Creative enough to be a painter,batikers,dancer everything about the cultural/traditional..most of indo women are good chefs because they cook good..just saying 😉

    • Brandon

      Hi Fenty, I posted that 5 1/2 years ago. 🙂

      Yes, I do know that Indonesia has such a rich and diverse culture and resources. (I lived there for 7 years). It’s a wonderful country and will always be my 2nd home.