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Interesting fun facts about Indonesia | Historical Facts

Indonesia has been claimed as the most popular destination for travelers worldwide. The country’s location is spread over Southeast Asia, which is located towards two continents Asia and Australia. So friends, Let’s know more interesting facts and information about beautiful Indonesia.

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There was a big catastrophe in Indonesia in 2004. Because of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. More than 200000 million people were killed, of which 125000 million people were from Indonesia only. A similar catastrophe has occurred in Indonesia recently in 2018. Due to which public life has completely dissolved, many families are separated from each other.

But in this bad time in Indonesia, the whole world stands with them and we also hope that Indonesia comes out of this bad time as soon as possible. And so today we are going to tell you about some interesting history associated with Indonesia so that people can know about this wonderful country.

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1.You must have heard about Akhand Bharat. Indonesia was also a part of Akhand Bharat in ancient times. The evidence of which is found in the history of Indonesia.According to the history of Indonesia, there were originally followers of Hindu and Buddhist religions in Indonesia.But in the 8th century, Muslim traders attraction increased for Indonesia and their numbers started increasing here.Businessmen from outside spread their religion here by marrying local women of Indonesia. This is the reason that the majority of the population here today consists of Muslims.However, despite this, this country is still associated with the Hindu tradition, Indonesia’s Ramayana is the world’s best Ramayana. People of this country believe that Islam is their religion but Ramayana their culture. The whole world should probably learn from a country with such sentiments.

2.Indonesia is a country between Malaysia and Australia, there are more than 14 thousand islands in this country, you will not find such islands anywhere else in the whole world.

3.Indonesia is a country of ethnic diversity where 700 local languages are spoken. Although Bahasa is the main language of Indonesia.

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4.Indonesia has the highest number of Muslims

The total population of this country is 25.5 crore, which is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of population. Also, Indonesia’s economy is the largest in East Asia. Due to which Indonesia is also a member of the G20, the group of most economies in the world.

5.Indonesia is full of natural beauty

Indonesian is the second-largest country in the world after Brazil in biological diversity. Indonesia is the largest producer of nutmeg in the world. Not only this, Indonesia has more than 150 mammals, more than 500 birds and more than 2 thousand species of Orchids.

6.The world’s largest flower

The world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia arnoldii, is also found only in Indonesia-Mainly found in Malaysia and Indonesia, Rafflesia is an amazing parasitic plant, whose flower is a giant flower from the flowers of all plants of the botanical world.

Rafflesia arnoldii

Rafflesia is an amazing parasitic plant, whose flower is a giant flower from the flowers of all plants of the botanical world. Its discovery is considered by Louis Deschamps between 1791 – 1794. But the discovery of Rafflesia was first recorded in the rain forests of Indonesia in 1803 when it was first noticed by a local guide of Dr. Joseph Arnold team. It was named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the leader of the same investigative team. 30 species have been discovered so far. The largest flower of the Rafflesia species (Rafflesia arnoldii) is about 1 meter in diameter and can weigh up to 7-11 kg. Its smallest species (Rafflesia baletei) is 20 cm in diameter.

7.Indonesia is home to the world’s largest splashy Komodo dragon

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Indonesia is the only country where the world’s largest lizard Komodo dragon is seen. The Komodo dragon was first described by Dutch explorers in 1910 when two dragons were killed and their skin was brought to Java. The Chinese dragon is also said to be based on the Komodo dragon.

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8. 41 dragon trafficked in 1 month from Komodo island

A Komodo costs around 24 lakh rupees in the international market. Komodo Dragon is the world’s largest lizard, currently numbering 5 thousand During the First World War, a soldier saw the dragon, he fainted upon seeing it. Komodo Island will be closed for a year from January 2020. Sources say that 41 dragons were smuggled in a month from here. For this reason, it has been decided to close it. Now only about 5 thousand dragons are left here. During its closure, efforts will be made to increase their number.

9.The Javan Rhinoceros

The Javan Rhinoceros species of Java is found only in Indonesia. It is one of the extinct animals whose population is now about 50.

Javan Rhinoceros

10.The world’s largest Buddhist

The world’s largest Buddhist temple is located on the island of Java in Indonesia. The Buddhist temple Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, located on the island of Java in Indonesia. Its height is 113 feet and it is believed that it took 75 years to complete.

11.The world’s second-largest earthquake

On 26 December 2004, the world’s second-largest earthquake (Earthquake) hit the coast of the island of Sumatra with an intensity of more than 9.3. Due to this tsunami, more than .3 lakh million died or lost in dozens of countries of the Indian Ocean.

12.The world’s largest Bee

The world’s largest bee has been discovered. Its size is as big as a human’s thumb. Decades ago this fly disappeared and now it has been found in the island of Indonesia.

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In January 2019, a team of experts set out in search of this fly in the jungles of Indonesia.After a long-time search, the forest department experts have found the only living female bee of this species. Its name is ‘Wallace-giant B’. It is named after the naturalist and explorer Russell Wallace.In 1981, many scientists had observed the secretion of this bee and after this species was not seen.

13.The World largest volcanic lake

The World largest volcanic lake in Indonesia is Danau Lake which is located in Sumatra. It is believed that about 70 thousand years ago, there was a volcanic foot here, which was the biggest volcano in world history.

14.The Krakatoa volcano eruption in Indonesia has brought so much ash so that the entire sky has been covered with darkness for several days and the temperature has dropped to 12 degrees for many years.

15.In Indonesia, the rice field is called Paddy, the market for rice is called Beras and the cooked rice is called Nasi.

16.The national dish of Indonesia is Nasi Campur, which is the main dish of everyday food here.

17.Indonesian children living on Bali Island are always given at least four names.

18.Indonesia is the largest exporter of Frog Legs in the world, 4600 tonnes were exported to Europe alone in the last decade.

19.In the last few years, extremist Islamic organizations have also made their presence here. Some are accused of being associated with al-Qaeda. It also includes those organizations which are accused of exploding in Bali in 2002. 202 people were killed in these blasts.

20.Former US President Barack Obama spent some of his childhood in Indonesia, where he studied in a government school and his colleagues used to call him Barry.

21.The minority Hindu population in Indonesia mainly resides on the island of Bali. The belief of Bali Hindu residents is that there is a tradition of not touching the newborn baby from the ground for six months from birth, which is done to protect the child from evil

22.Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano witnesses the largest volcanic eruption. This volcano erupted on August 27, 1883, had the same energy as the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima.

23.Bali Island of Indonesia has attracted tourists from all over the world due to its beauty. This is the reason that millions of people come here every year to see the beauty of Bali.

24.Indonesia has more than 400 latent volcanoes and at least 3 earthquake tremors are felt daily. And that is why it is often at risk of the natural disaster.

25.Indonesia is the country with the largest group of islands in the world, consisting of 17,508 islands of which about 6000 islands are inhabited.

26.The first European traveler to visit Indonesia was Marco Polo who visited Indonesia in 1292.

27.During World War II, from 1942 to 1945, the Japanese invaded Indonesia and captured it.Three of the world’s ten largest islands, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, and Sumatra are part of Indonesia.

28.Despite being a country with a growing economy of the world, more than half of Indonesia’s population lives on $ 2 a day.

29.Indonesia is the largest producer of nutmeg in the world, which is the basic product of Banda Island.

30.The word ketchup in English is derived from the Indonesian word kecap, which is called sweet soy sauce here.

31.Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is the most populous center in the world without a metro train system, due to which it has to face the worst traffic jam in the world.

32.Kissing in Indonesia is called Cium. Most Indonesian residents kiss each other’s cheeks and greet.

33.Male orangutans are a wild creature found on the Indonesian islands of Borneo and Sumatra, which is eight times stronger than humans.

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34.The chili was brought from southern India 600 BC on the island of Java Sumatra, Indonesia. Then the residents here produced pepper and white pepper.

35.Environmental experts have warned about Jakarta, one of the fastest sinking cities on earth. He said that if this pace continues, one-third of it could sink by 2050. Jakarta is home to around 10 million people.The reasons include uncontrolled exploitation of groundwater reserves, rising sea level and rapidly changing weather for decades. Parts of it have started disappearing from now.

36.There was an accident in Indonesia that surprised everyone. On 16 Jan 2019, a woman was killed by a huge crocodile in Sulawesi Island. Police said that Deasy Tuwo is the head of the Pearl Farm Laboratory of Minahasa, North Sulawesi. She was killed by 14 Foot crocodile. The dead body of a woman found in bad condition. Hendrik Rundengan of the Local Conservation Agency said that the the dead body of a 44-year-old woman was found in her house.Deasy Tuwo illegally kept the crocodile in the house. Which has been left in the forest.

37.The Indonesian government has recognized only six religions Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestant, Catholicism, and Confucianism. Every Indonesian citizen must be a believer in any one of these religions, even if he or she has some other belief. No couple of different religions can legally marry among themselves unless they convert.

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References 

https://www.bbc.com/hindi/science-47327554

https://khabar.ndtv.com/news/zara-hatke/indonesia-female-scientist-deasy-tuwo-eaten-alive-by-14-foot-long-crocodile-1978939

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Hello,My name is Aparna Patel,I’m a Travel Blogger and Photographer who travel the world full-time with my hubby.I like to share my travel experience.

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