Indonesia is a transcontinental country which is located in the South East Asia with some territories in the Oceania. Indonesia is the 14th-largest country in terms of land area and 7th-largest country in terms of combined sea and land area in the world. Here are few facts about Indonesia which we must know:
The population is over 260 million people and is the world’s fourth most populated country. It is the most populous Austronesian nation and also the most populous Muslim-majority country. The island of Java is the world’s most populated Island and it contains more than half od the country’s population.
Facts about Indonesia:
- With more than 13,000 Islands, Indonesia stands at the top as world’s largest island country.
- Komodo Dragon is the National Animal of Indonesia.
- Deforestation rate is higher in Indonesia. It also tops the world with this higher rate. Brazil has the second highest rate.
- Indonesia is the home of the world’s Largest Islamic population.
- 45,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens reached the region of Indonesia.
- A volcano which spews blue flames is there in Indonesia.
- According to the Minangkabau tribe of Indonesia, Husband is referred to as the “Borrowed Man”.
- The average height of a woman in Bolivia, Indonesia, and Guatemala is 4’10 or under which is short enough to be considered as a Dwarf.
- A 2-year-old boy in 2010 made headlines for smoking 40 cigarettes a day in Indonesia.
- As per the UN Report, 4 Million people died as a result of forced labor and famine in Indonesia during World War 2 Japanese occupation.
- There is a belief that the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” is the eruption of Krakatoa Volcano.
- The world’s shortest people are the Indonesians.
The above are the various facts about Indonesia. Indonesia is a hazardous place to live as many national calamities occur there frequently.
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