Indonesia unique facts
Indonesia Unique Facts – The Most phenomenal- Indonesia is known to have a variety of cultures and natural resources,.
so it is not surprising that there are many interesting things that many people may not know about.
Here are some most unique facts about Indonesia:
Largest Island Owner Most
In addition to being an archipelagic country with more than 17,000 islands.
The islands of Papua, Kalimantan and Sumatra are the second.
Third and sixth largest islands in the world, after Green Land in the Atlantic Ocean.
Unlike Green Land which is part of the Danish territory, the presence of Kalimantan and Sumatra within Indonesia’s territory makes our country the owner of the largest island in the world.
That does not include Sulawesi Island and Java Island which are some of the largest islands in the world.
Indonesia Unique Facts – The Most phenomenal- Ring of Fire
Indonesia has more than 400 volcanoes and 130 of them are active volcanoes.
The location most of the volcanoes are on the seabed and are not visible from sea level.
Indonesia is the meeting place of 2 series of active volcanoes (the Ring of Fire).
There are dozens of active faults in Indonesia.
Indonesia Unique Facts – The Most phenomenal- Bungin Island
Bungin Island in Alas District, Sumbawa Regency, NTB, is the densest population artificial small island in the world.
Exceeding the density of the island of Java with a density of 36000 people/km2, while the density of the island of Java is only about 813 people/km2 or the density of Bungin Island is 44 times the density of the island of Java.
The island, which is only 8 hectares wide, has a population of 2,800 people.
Indonesia Unique Facts – The Most phenomenal- The Biggest Flower – Rafflesia
Rafflesia arnoldi which can grow more than 1 m and weighs more than 7 kg, is a parasitic plant with the largest flowers in the world, which only grows in Sumatra and Kalimantan.
Rival is Amorphophallus titanum or giant carrion flower found only in Sumatra, can grow to about 5 m.
The unpleasant odor released by this type of taro plant can be smelled from a distance of about 1 km.
Unique and Rare Animal Place
Komodo, Anoa and Orang Utan, are several types of protected animals that live in the archipelago.
Komodo dragons live in Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara Province, and are ancient lizards that are relatives of dinosaurs that still survive today.
Anoa, which is similar to the pygmy buffalo, is only found in Sulawesi, but its existence is increasingly threatened by rapid development.
The orangutans who inhabit the tropical forests of Sumatra and Kalimantan are also experiencing a similar fate, the rate of forest clearing and poaching is increasingly pressing their population.
The Biggest Buddhist Temple in the World
Besides being included as one of the 7 wonders of the world, Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world.
Decorated with around 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues, the temple in Magelang, Central Java is in danger of natural damage and theft by irresponsible parties.
In an effort to preserve it, UNESCO has including the Borobudur Temple, which has a base area of 123 x 123 m, into the list of world heritage sites.
Has the Largest Volcanic Lake
Toba is one of the tourist attractions in North Sumatra.
It turns out to be the remnants of a prehistoric super volcano.
The 1,300 km2 lake with 505 meters is the caldera of the Toba volcano, which has estimated to have eruption 70 thousand years ago.
Biggest Gold Mine
The Grasberg Mine, the location is in the heights of the Jayawijaya Mountains, Papua Province.
Is the largest gold mine in the world.
In 2004 this mine have estimated to still have gold reserves of more than 1.3 million tons.
In addition, the Grasberg mine is also the third-largest copper mine in the world.
Leave a Reply