Indonesia is an archipelago (collection of islands) comprising 17,508 islands and a large number of active volcanos. The nation's capital city is Jakarta and the country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines and Australia.
As a tourist destination, Indonesia has much to offer; from natural beauty, historical heritage to cultural diversity. It has the third largest shoreline in the world and is the largest and most populous country situated only on islands.
The popular tourist destinations in Indonesia include Bali, Sumatra, java, West java, central java, East Java, Jakarta, North Sumatra, Lampung, South Sulawesi, South Sumatra, Banten,and west Sumatra. Lombok and komodo islands are also popular among tourists. There are also other popular destinations like Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Batam, Medan, Melang, Bogor, semarang, Makkassar, Suryakarta, Padang.
Indonesia population consists of about 88 % Islam , 8 % Christianity , Bali’s Hindus ( 2% ), Buddhists and Animists make up 1% each. The official language of Indonesia is Indonesian Bahasa and the currency is Indonesian Rupiah.