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:

  1. With more than 13,000 Islands, Indonesia stands at the top as world’s largest island country.
  2. Komodo Dragon is the National Animal of Indonesia.
    Facts About Indonesia
  3. Deforestation rate is higher in Indonesia. It also tops the world with this higher rate. Brazil has the second highest rate.
  4. Indonesia is the home of the world’s Largest Islamic population.
  5. 45,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens reached the region of Indonesia.
  6. A volcano which spews blue flames is there in Indonesia.
    Facts About Indonesia
  7. According to the Minangkabau tribe of Indonesia, Husband is referred to as the “Borrowed Man”.
  8. 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.
  9. A 2-year-old boy in 2010 made headlines for smoking 40 cigarettes a day in Indonesia.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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