1Indonesia Fun Fact #1.

Indonesia is huge. Composed of 17,508 islands covering approximately 1,919,440 square kilometers, it takes over 12 hours of flying time to get from one end of the country (say, Northern Sumatra) to the other end (West Papua Guinea).

Thanks to its geographical span, the country covers three time zones.

Indonesia Fun Fact #2.

Raja Ampat Islands

Of its 17,508 islands, only around 6,000 are inhabited by people.

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Indonesia Fun Fact #3.

“Indonesia” was first used by the British in the mid-19th century. The word comes from the Greek word nesos, which means ‘island’, and the Latin name Indus which means land beyond the Indus river.

Dutch colonists preferred to call Indonesia the Dutch East Indies or the Malayan Archipelago and so the name was adopted by the anti-colonial movement in the early 20th century.

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38 COMMENTS

  1. INDONESIA IS NOT A MUSLIM COUNTRY. INDONESIA IS A SECULAR NATION. Please revised as it is very wrong and can be misleading.

  2. Thank you!!!I found this content really interesting and useful as I have an assignment about Indonesia and this website has really helped me with my work!!!I 100% recommend this site as it tells you important and interesting content in a fun way other than websites that just have a bunch of words you don’t understand.TRY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Natural Facts??
      isn’t that useful though?…natural facts are the key elements to this subject? Don’t you think?? I mean at first when I read this article I thought oh its just one of those boring websites again and I’m only year 7, but I was proved wrong…Surprisingly I enjoyed this website and learnt more than I though I would!!! So next time remember the key element…(NATURAL FACTS)!!!!! but I 10% agree with you because that’s exactly what I thought the first time!
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      • natural facts??
        isn’t that useful though?…..natural facts are the key elements to this subject?don’t you think?I mean at first when I read this article I thought oh its just one of those boring websites again and I’m only year 11, but I was proved wrong….Surprisingly I enjoyed this website and learnt more than I thought I would!!!So next time remember the key element….(NATURAL FACTS)!!!!!!but I 10% agree with you because that’s exactly what I thought the first time!

    • I know right… Nato stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and Indonesia neither on the Northen Hemisphere or in the Atlantic…

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