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Indonesia is a republic with an elected legislature and president. The nation’s capital city is Jakarta. Shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia, other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Palau and the indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Island.

Indonesia lies between latitudes 11 S and 6 N and longitudes 95 E and 141 E. It consists of more than 17.500 islands, with a total of coastal line of more than 6.360 km from sabang to merauke and has more than 1.120 ethnic groups. Indonesia’s ┬álocation on the edges of the pasific, eurasian and australian tectonic plates makes it the site of numerous volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. Indonesia has at least 150 active volcanoes including krakatoa and tambora, both famous for their devastating eruption in the 19 th century. Lying along the equator, Indonesia has a tropical climate with two distinct monsoonal wet and dry seasons. It’s an immeasurable riches with respect to marine tourism and cultural tourism. Not to mention the hills and mountains, nature tourism are widely spread. (lebih…)