Indonesia is a country which located in the South East Asia. It is a country which has so many unique things that no other country has. But, do you know what are the unique things that I mean? I’m sure some of you mustn’t know about it. So, if you want to know about it, you should check the facts about Indonesia below.
Facts About Indonesia
The Largest Archipelagic Country
Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world with an area more than 1.900.000 km2. This because of the islands in this country is scattered in all directions. Start from the largest island until the smallest one. The coastline itself reach more than 54.000 km. There is nothing wrong if Indonesia became the largest archipelagic country.
The Fourth Most Populous Country in the World
This nation also became one of the countries with the largest population. Indonesia’s 238 million people are just behind China, India, and United States of America. But, one of its islands named Java is the most populous island in the world with 140 million people.
Has a Very Bad Traffic Jam
Because of its great population of the people, Indonesia became one of the countries with the worst traffic jam. The worst traffic jam can be seen in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. This city has the worst traffic jam in this country, especially during peak hours.
The Largest Muslim Majority Nation
Although it has so many differences from the religion, race, and tribe, this country is dominated by the people who embraced Islam. More or less, there are 80% of Indonesian people who is a Muslim and it makes this country become world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.
The Home of Komodo
Have you ever see a Komodo? Do you know where it comes from? Yeah, they come from one of the Indonesia’s islands named NTT or known as Nusa Tenggara Timur. Komodo is the biggest lizard that still alive in this world. This giant lizard only exists on that island and became a mascot there and Indonesia.
The Home of Rafflesia Arnoldi
Do you know Rafflesia Arnoldi? The flower which has a smell like a carcass. This flower has a beautiful shape but has a very bad smell. But, it is very rare and its population is just a few. Even it is has been protected by the government.
Has So Many Cultures
As I said that it has so many people from various race and tribe. That’s why Indonesia has so many cultures because of its diversity where it has hundreds of race and tribe. The mixing of two cultures into a new culture adds to the cultural richness of Indonesia.
The Second Home of the ex U.S President Barrack Obama
The ex U.S President Obama has spent his childhood in Indonesia, specifically in Menteng, Jakarta. He spent several years and educated there. Even he was given a nickname Barry by his fellow students there.
Okay, that’s all some of the facts about Indonesia that you have to know. I hope my article today can enrich your knowledge.