INDONESIA which official name is the Republic of Indonesia or Indonesia is a country from Asia located in the Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. INDONESIA with 2,830 km sq km, limits with Timor-Leste 228 km, Malaysia 1,782 km, Papua New Guinea 820 km; and is divided into 30 provinces. INDONESIA’s capital is Jakarta which is the most populated city with about 8,540,306 inhabitants.

History of INDONESIA

INDONESIA’s government is a republic; a Republic with an Executive government type, with President Joko Widodo as head of state.

Other symbols of INDONESIA are Indonesian motto ” Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Old Javanese, Unity in diversity) Indonesian anthem “Indonesia Raya (Great Indonesia) Indonesian flag.Indonesian flag is composed by two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; similar to the flag of Monaco, which is shorter; also related to the flag of Poland, which is white (top) and red.

INDONESIA’s history is quite long: The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan’s surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony. Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic state and home to the world’s largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing financial sector reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low-intensity separatist guerilla movement in Papua.

Indonesia’s geography

INDONESIA has an area of 1,919,440Km, with a coastline of 54716, this great area is composed of 1,826,440 sq km of land and 93,000 sq km of water. Indonesian geography is known for its mostly coastal lowlands, and larger islands have interior mountains. This makes Indonesian’s land specially proclive to occasional floods, severe droughts, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, forest fires.

Guide to travel to INDONESIA

If you are thinking about traveling to Indonesia, you will have to take into consideration some points like INDONESIA’s currency, INDONESIA’s weather, INDONESIA’s national holiday and INDONESIA’s transports.

Information from omdimas blog, the first thing you need to know about your travels abroad is country’s currency. INDONESIA`s currency is called rupiah ( Rp), which is divided into 100 sen. For your consideration, rupiah’s exchange rate is about St. John’s Cathedral, Nicosia per dolar.9,117.0397266129.

INDONESIA’s weather is characterized to be tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to INDONESIA.

You can also consider visiting INDONESIA on its national holiday to get in INDONESIA’s culture. If you do so, INDONESIA’s national holiday is called Independence Day, 17 August.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don’t forget to visit the highest point of INDONESIA: Puncak Jaya 5,030 m. And even try to get to INDONESIA’s lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit INDONESIA’s tallest structure: ( ).

Don’t be afraid to take a flight to Indonesia, with more than 662 airports and six airlines; you will get to INDONESIA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. INDONESIA has about6,458 of railways, and also21,579 of roadways so is a right place for a car trip.

Indonesian Culture

Coat of arms of INDONESIA INDONESIA is known by Indonesians as Republik Indonesia or Indonesia in the shortened way. Indonesian, about 234,693,997 people, are composed by different ethnics: Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2%, Banjar 1.7%, other or unspecified 29.9% (2000 census). And they also have different languages: Indonesian, Malay.

Another relevant point nowadays it’s INDONESIA’s religion. Indonesians are divided in Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4% (2000 census). So you can visit any of it’s5 like 0.