Fun Facts Indonesia
Fun Facts Indonesia | Indonesia or the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, besides that Indonesia has an alternative name, nusantara.
The country lies in Southeast Asia. More specifically, the location of Indonesia is between the equator and is between the continents of Asia and Oceania.
Even the location of Indonesia is between two oceans, namely the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
From Sabang in Aceh to Merauke in Papua, Indonesia consists of various tribes, languages and religions.
Based on the nation (race), Indonesia consists of indigenous peoples, namely South Mongoloids / Austronesians and Melanesians, with the largest Austronesian population, especially in western Indonesia.
More specifically, the Javanese are the largest tribe, with a population of 42% of the total population of Indonesia.
Indonesia has a national motto, namely “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” which means “different, but still one”.
This motto describes the socio-cultural diversity that makes up a unitary state.
In addition to densely populated and large area, Indonesia is the second largest biodiversity supporting natural area in the world.
With the many diversity and natural wealth in Indonesia, it certainly has unique facts that you may never know.
On this occasion, we will provide some unique fun facts about Indonesia.
To know more about the fun facts Indonesia, let’s take a look at the following review:
1. Fun Facts Indonesia-Has the Largest Mangrove Forest in the World
Mangrove forests are forests that grow in brackish waters and the tides of seawater are affecting them. These ecosystems can reduce soil abrasion caused by seawater.
In Indonesia, the area of mangrove forests reaches 2.5 to 4.5 million hectares.
This makes Indonesia in the position as the country with the largest mangrove forest area in the world, which is then followed by Brazil, Nigeria and Australia.
Indonesia’s mangrove forest area is estimated to reach 25% of the total mangrove forests in the world.
2. Countries with the Most Ethnic Groups in the World
As an island country that has a population from Sabang to Merauke and has the motto Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Indonesia has the most ethnic groups in the world.
Indonesia has more than 740 ethnic groups in Indonesia, 270 of which are known to exist only on the island of Papua.
In addition, Indonesia is also the country with the most regional languages, with 583 of the 67 main languages spoken by various ethnic groups in Indonesia.
3. As the Largest Island Nation in the World
You may have often heard the fact that Indonesia is the largest island country in the world.
But did you know that Indonesia is not only the largest archipelago in the world, but several islands in Indonesia are also one of the six largest islands in the world.
The three islands of Indonesia, Kalimantan, Sumatra and Papua are among the six largest islands in the world.
Papua is the 2nd largest island in the world with an area of 786 square kilometers, followed by Kalimantan with an area of 743 square kilometers in 4th place, and Sumatra has an area of 443 square kilometers which is in the 6th position.
4. Has the Tallest Tower Designer At 6th In The World
Every country always wants to do something extraordinary to show its existence and to attract the attention of the world.
This is what Malaysia is doing. In 1991, they attempted to build a tower that could be a marker of the country.
In 1995, the tower is now known as Menara Kuala Lumpur. This tower is the 6th tallest tower in the world with a height of 421 meters.
This magnificent tower has its own history, especially for the people of Indonesia.
What you need to know is that the designer of this tower is someone from the country of Indonesia, namely Ir. Achmad Moerdijat, an ITB graduate who has worked in Malaysia for 14 years.
Despite having worked for that long in Malaysia, he still does not want to give up his Indonesian citizenship and will never change it.
5. Most Thomas Cup Winners
The Thomas Cup is an award of the largest international badminton championship held every two years.
In this match, each country represents one men’s team consisting of three men’s singles and two men’s doubles.
Indonesia is the country with the most Thomas Cups since it was held in 1949, China and Malaysia are f0llowing.
The Indonesian Thomas Cup team brought back a total of 13 trophies for the first time in 1958 and most recently in 2002.
6. Countries That Go Out and Enter at the United Nations
The United Nations (UN) is a global organization that aims to prevent conflicts between the countries of the world and to resolutely confront large countries so as not to take military action against small countries.
The United Nations, which replaced the role of the League of Nations, had the difficult task of uniting the warring states when it was first established.
Indonesia as a member of the United Nations demands that the United Nations be fair and neutral in resolving disputes between countries.
President Sukarno, who represented Indonesia at the time felt unwelcome.
This suggests that Sukarno’s proposal to move the UN headquarters to a non-aligned area to prevent the interference of superpowers was rejected.
In fact, the UN headquarters is in the United States actually involving in the Cold War.
7. Gamelan Entered the School Curriculum in Developed Countries
Gamelan is a cultural art in Indonesia. This culture developed in several parts of the archipelago, namely Java, Sundanese, Bali, and Lombok.
This instrument was originally made of metal and changing the shape until now.
Believe it or not, this gamelan developed not only in Indonesia, but also in several other developed countries such as Singapore, the United States, Japan, and even New Zealand.
In Singapore, Gamelan and Keroncong have become part of their curriculum.
Today, gamelan is mandatory to be studied almost every elementary school in Singapore.
In fact, almost all regions in Singapore there are musical instruments from Indonesia.
8. There is a Statue of General Soedirman at the Japanese Ministry of Defense
As an Indonesian citizen, i should be proud of myself.
This is because the statue of General Soedirman, a hero of Indonesian pride, now stands in front of the Ministry of Defense of Tokyo, Japan.
The 4-meter-high statue of General Sudirman is the only statue of a foreign hero on display in Japan. This is certainly an honor and privilege for Indonesia.
9. Indonesia Has Produced NATO Military Uniforms
Indonesia is a country rich in natural resources. It has been recognize by international.
But unfortunately, its human resources have not be in utilize to the fullest.
Company PT. Sritex Solo textiles engaged in textiles are able to become a leading military clothing manufacturer.
Not only national military uniforms such as the Indonesian National Army (TNI), but also international military uniforms such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The company prioritizes three main factors, namely quality, timely delivery, and competitive prices that allow it to continue to grow and still be able to produce good products.