Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world with more than 250.000.000 people --- There are 316 ethnic groups which speak 670 dialects in Indonesia --- There are 17.508 islands in Indonesia, which is the largest Archipelago in the world and only 6.000 of them have a name with only 1.000 are inhabited --- If you could spend only 1 day on each island of Indonesia, you would need 48 years to see all of them? (Transportation between islands not counted) --- Indonesia has the longest coastline in the world, with 100.000 kms long --- Indonesia is probably the last country in the world, which has still unexplored territories, and is not completly mapped? (specially around Irian Jaya) --- There are about 400 volcanoes in Indonesia, and 150 out of them are active, which represents 75% of all active volcano on the planet

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Provinces of Indonesia

Before 2000 there were 27 provinces (bahasa = provinsi) in Indonesia. Since then 6 provinces have been created (Banten, Riau Islands, Bangka Belitung, Gorontalo, Maluku Utara and West Papua).

Each province has its own local government, headed by a governor, and has its legislative body. Further more province divided into regencies (bahasa = kabupaten) and cities.

So, here is the list of provinces of Indonesia :


No

Province

In bahasa

Capital

1

Bali

Bali

Denpasar

2

Bangka Belitung

Bangka Belitung

Pangkal Pinang

3

Banten

Banten

Serang

4

Bengkulu

Bengkulu

Bengkulu

5

Central Java

Jawa Tengah

Semarang

6

Central Kalimantan (Borneo)

Kalimantan Tengah

Palangkaraya

7

Central Sulawesi

Sulawesi Tengah

Palu

8

East Java

Jawa Timur

Surabaya

9

East Kalimantan (Borneo)

Kalimantan Timur

Samarinda

10

East Nusa Tenggara

Nusa Tenggara Timur

Kupang

11

Gorontalo

Gorontalo

Gorontalo

12

Jakarta Special Capital Region

DKI Jakarta

Jakarta

13

Jambi

Jambi

Jambi

14

Lampung

Lampung

Bandar Lampung

15

Moluccas

Maluku

Ambon

16

Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Banda Aceh

17

North Moluccas

Maluku Utara

Ternate

18

North Sulawesi

Sulawesi Utara

Manado

19

North Sumatra

Sumatera Utara

Medan

20

Papua

Papua

Jayapura

21

Riau

Riau

Pekanbaru

22

Riau Islands

Kepulauan Riau

Tanjung Pinang

23

Southeast Sulawesi

Sulawesi Tenggara

Kendari

24

South Kalimantan (Borneo)

Kalimantan Selatan

Banjarmasin

25

South Sulawesi

Sulawesi Selatan

Makassar

26

South Sumatra

Sumatera Selatan

Palembang

27

West Java

Jawa Barat

Bandung

28

West Kalimantan (Borneo)

Kalimantan Barat

Pontianak

29

West Nusa Tenggara

Nusa Tenggara Barat

Mataram

30

West Papua

Papua Barat

Manokwari

31

West Sulawesi

Sulawesi Barat

Mamuju

32

West Sumatra

Sumatera Barat

Padang

33

Yogyakarta Special Region

D.I. Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta


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