Borobudur- one of the most famous temples in Indonesia.
Gili Islands- most popular destination.
Mount Bromo- active volcano.
Komodo National Park- named after the komodo dragon.
Bali- provides a picturesque backdrop.
Most of the population are Muslim, and speak
Representative democracy is a form of government
founded on the principle of elected individuals
representing the people, as opposed to autocracy and
A country that is governed by elected representatives and
by an elected leader (such as a president) rather than by a
king or queen
The first known inhabitant of Indonesia was the
First major kingdom was Srivajay in the 17th
First Europeans were Portuguese in 1512
During WWII Japan occupied the islands of
Indonesia is a very diverse nation.
Each area has its own language, ethnic makeup, religion, and history.
Most people will define themselves locally
Total Size: 1,919,440 square km
Size Comparison: slightly less than three times the size of Texas
Geographical Coordinates: 5 00 S, 120 00 E
World Region or Continent: Southeast Asia
General Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands; larger islands have interior mountains
Geographical Low Point: Indian Ocean 0 m
Geographical High Point: Puncak Jaya 5,030 m
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
Major cities: JAKARTA (capital) 9.121 million; Surabaya 2.509 million; Bandung
2.412 million; Medan 2.131 million; Semarang 1.296 million (2009)
Primary school enrolment rates reached 97 per
cent in 2009, and currently some 26 million children
attend primary schools.
Most children do finish primary education,
'dropout' rates during the first six years of
education are under 2 per cent.
Children usually stop education after primary