" The country on the EQUATOR LINES " Top 5 Page for this destination Indonesia by meiyergani

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The picture above is a very stunning beauty of Sunset at Kalianda beach, close to Canti Harbor, a gateway to Mount Krakatau at Sunda Straits, an active volcano in Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands with a population of 220 million peoples(year 2004), has a land area of 2.02 million square kilometers.
Its geographical location is at a crossroads between two oceans-the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean and between two Continent- Asia and Australia, stretch 5,120 kms from East to West and 1,760 kms from North to South.
The main islands are Sumatra, the most populated of Java and Madura, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Irian Jaya. Other islands are Bali, West Nusa Tenggara (Lombok and Sumbawa), East Nusa Tenggara (Sumba, Timor, Flores, Solor, Alor and Wetar).

The country with marine life

A long chain of mountains and volcanic belt stretches from the backbone of the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and others to the east. Of the 300 volcanoes, 128 are actives, more than half of which have erupted.
The most famous is KRAKATAU, an island volcano located in Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra. Its eruption in 1883 threw up ashes into the air which believed to have circled the earth for two years.
Because of its tropical climate and adequate rainfall, the vegetation is lush and green. Extensive rain forests exist in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Irian Jaya, while Nsa Tenggara is mostly shrub land and savannah because of the lower rainfall.
Indonesia has several high mountains, the highest peak being Mt.Jayawijaya in Irian Jaya formerly known as Cartenz Top. It is clad in eternal snow and reaches a height of 5,030 meters or 16,000 feet

Green Leaf and Fertile soil

CLIMATE
The islands of Indonesia lie along the Equatorial line, summer all the year with SUMMER DRY from April to October and SUMMER WET runs from October to April which is marked by heavy, short rainstorm.
Temperature range from 22 to 33 degrees celsius in the lowland . Higher altitudes enjoy cooler conditions. Humidity is from 60% to 90%. Rainfall is heaviest between the months of November and February. While the driest period are from June to September.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:the peoples welcome you with their smile&hospitality
  • Cons:A Tropical country with so many places to visit
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful Sea, Land, Rain Forest and Mountain Range
  • Last visit to Indonesia: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated Dec 11, 2010
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Nice page

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2014 at 4:39 AM

    I red again you tips and I must tell you that you have worked very hard and very well
    I keep on doubting about how to organize our trip, but we must start to take decisions
    Thank you
    Gracias !!!

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    Very good photos and interesting tips
    They are helping me to solve the very difficult task I have now and is to decide what to visit in your great country
    Thank you
    Gracias !!!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    great tips!

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Great tips. I'm looking forward to visiting Java again next year.

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Your page is very interesting! I like it very much! Best regards from Vienna! Gabriela

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:53 AM

    Hi-what an interesting pg about your country&so many places to make a good reason to come&visit!I was at World expo 88 in Brisbane which had a fantastic pavillion for Indonesia which was inspirational.uve got some very good photos here.all the best.

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Thanks for your BD wishes from Indonesia. You have already met Barry in Switzerland ;-)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 10:19 PM

    Great insight into Indonesia, I will check out your VT pages on various indonesia locations soon!

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