Indonesia Facts & Figures
Jakarta (+7 GMT)
Chief of State:
President Susilo Bambang YUDHOYONO.
Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, Javanese, and other local dialects.
Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist.
Java: Jakarta (CGK) (Soekarno-Hatta) Bali: Denpasar (DPS) (Ngurah Rai) Lombok: (LOP) Bandara International Airport (opened 2011)
In 2008, the population of Indonesia was estimated at 237,512,352.
Famous Tourist Attractions:
Bali, Ubud, Jakarta, North Sulawesi and Kalimantan.
Best Time to Visit:
From May to September.
Weather and Climate:
The climate is hot and humid year-round in coastal areas. The dry season is from June to October, and the rainy season from November to March.
Islands in Indonesia:
There are total of 17,508 islands in Indonesia. Out of these five are large islands; the rest are small in size.
Kalimantan (539,450 sq.km)
Sumatra (473,606 sq.km)
Papua (421,952 sq.km)
Sulawesi (189,035 sq.km)
Java, including Madura (132,035 sq.km).
•The 5 biggest cities in Indonesia are Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, and Semarang.
•Indonesia is the world’s 16th-largest country in terms of land area.
•Indonesia’s national motto, Bhinneka tunggal ika, is derived from Old Javanese (kawi), and means ‘unity in diversity’.
•The name ‘Indonesia’ was derived the from Greek indus, meaning India, and nesos, meaning islands
•Homo erectus, or Java Man, lived in Indonesia between 500,000 and 2 million years ago.