10 Interesting Indonesia Facts

Sunday, April 6th 2014. | Countries

Indonesia facts give you the interesting information about one of the largest archipelago in the world.  There are 6000 islands inhabited by the local people of Indonesia. Some islands include Java, Bali, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Madura and many more. Find out more about Indonesia by reading post below:

Indonesia Facts 1: the largest archipelago

Indonesia is considered as the largest archipelago in the world.   It has 17,000 islands.  There are two islands from Indonesia included as the top ten Largest Islands in the world. Both are Kalimantan and Sumatra.

Indonesia Facts 2: Java Island

Even though Java Island is not a big island in Indonesia, it is inhabited by 150 million people. Therefore, this island is considered as the most populous island in the world.

Indonesia Bali

Indonesia Bali

Indonesia Facts 3: Borobudur temple

If you visit Indonesia, don’t forget to visit the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It was included as the seven wonder of the world. The name of the temple is Borobudur temple. It is located in Muntilan, Magelang.

Indonesia Facts 4: Marco Polo

The first European person who came to Indonesia was Marco Polo. This man travelled to new countries to search for spices. In Indonesia, people can get different kinds of spices.

Indonesia Beach

Indonesia Beach

Indonesia Facts 5: colonization

Indonesia was colonized by Dutch for almost 350 years. However, on August 17th 1945, the Indonesian people proclaimed their independence.

Indonesia Facts 6: The Ring of Fire

Indonesia is prone to volcanic eruption. It is due to the fact that more than 75 percent of the volcanoes located in the ring of fire are here.

Indonesia Facts

Indonesia Facts

Indonesia Facts 7: Mount Tambora

The most powerful volcanic eruption in the world occurred in 1815. It was the explosion of Mount Tambora in Indonesia.

Indonesia Facts 8: bio-diversity

Indonesia is a good place for the people who want to learn more about the different kinds of bio-diversity.  One of the famous animals that people can find here is Mudskipper fish. This fish can breathe on land.

Indonesia Ruins

Indonesia Ruins

Indonesia Facts 9: Rafflesia Arnoldi

Rafflesia Arnoldi is the famous flower from Indonesia. People call it corps flower.  It is a very big flower for the weight can come in 7 kilogram with the width of 4 feet and height of 5 feet.

Indonesia Facts 10: Komodo Island

Another place to visit to know more about the unique animal is Komodo Island. This lizard has the length up to 3 meters.



The culture of Indonesia is also rich. There are 583 different languages spoken here. The ethnic groups in Indonesia are around 300.  The official language is called Bahasa Indonesia. Are you wondered with facts about Indonesia?

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