Saturday, December 13, 2008

Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia it is the world's largest archipelagic state. Indonesia's location on the edges of the Pacific, Eurasian, and Australian tectonic plates makes it the site of numerous volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. Indonesia has at least 150 active volcanoes, it has many islands with 5 principal islands - Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Borneo on), Sulawesi, and in New Guinea - with many local dialects. Located on the Pacific fire with many volcanoes in Indonesia rings is prone to the earthquakes and the eruptions volcanic, but it means also Indonesia is rich natural resources.

Indonesia has around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural differences developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Malay, and European sources. Traditional Javanese and Balinese dances.

With the rich person variety of plants and animals, under Indonesian underwater is one of most beautiful world. The tropical mountains, rivers, forests and the beaches are the other natural beauties which one can find in Indonesia.

Indonesia counts 33 provinces, in the seven principal islands. Five of these provinces have a special statute, where they have more legislative privileges and a high degree of autonomy by the central government.

One of the tourist destination in Indonesia is the island of Bali, or so called the "Island of God"

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