13 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Indonesia

Apart from being the nicest place to spend your holiday, Indonesia has many things yet almost nobody knows. Here are 13 facts about Indonesia you need to know so you’ve got something to think about on your trip to this amazing country.

1. The biggest lizard in the world

world biggest lizard komodoThe Komodo monster, found in Indonesia, is the biggest reptile on the planet, growing up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) long.

2. One of the biggest stadium in the world


biggest stadium in the worldJakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is one of the biggest stadium on the planet. When it was finished in 1962 to have the Asian Games its unique limit was 120,800 individuals, which would have made it the second biggest today.

3. The largest flower in the woold

world largest flower rafflesia arnoldiThe world’s biggest bloom, Rafflesia Arnoldi, weighs up to 7 kg (15 pounds) and just develops on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Its petals develop to 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) long and 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick.

4. The largest young population

largest young population indonesiaIndonesia has the biggest ‘youthful’ populace on the planet with 165 million individuals younger than 30, though just 8% of the populace is matured more than 60 years (National Bureau of Statistics, August 2001).

5. The fourth largest population in the world

the largest population in the worldIndonesia is the fourth biggest nation on the planet, with a populace of around 250 million (World Bank, 2013).

6. The largest gold mine in the world

indonesia largest gold mineThe Grasberg mine, situated close Puncak Jaya, is the biggest gold mine and the third biggest copper mine on the planet.

7. The largest volcanic lake in the world

largest volcanic lake in the worldLake Toba is the biggest volcanic lake on the planet. The lake’s super volcanic ejection that happened 70,000 years prior was the biggest known dangerous emission on Earth in the last 25 million years. As per the Toba fiasco hypothesis, it killed most people living around then.

8. The largest Buddhist temple in the world

largest buddhist temple in the worldBorobudur sanctuary in Central Java is the biggest Buddhist sanctuary on the planet, brightened with 2,672 alleviation boards and 504 Buddha statues.

9. The second, third, and sixth largest islands in the world

indonesia islandThe second, third, and 6th biggest Islands on the planet comprise of parts of Indonesia. Guinea (the whole island, including West Papua and Papua New guinea) is the second biggest. Borneo, (over the island, including Brunei and Malaysia Sarawak) is the third biggest. The island of Sumatra is the 6th biggest and is found totally in Indonesia (UN System-Wide Earthwatch, 1998).

10. The most odorous flower

the most odorous flowerThe most-smelly blossom on Earth, Amorphophallus titanum, is found in Indonesia and can develop to a normal stature of two meters. When it sprouts, it discharges a foul scent practically identical to spoiled meat, which can be smelled from a large portion of a mile away. Otherwise called the “fiend’s tongue”, it was initially found in 1878 in the rainforest of focal Sumatra island, by the Italian botanist and adventurer Dr Oroardo Beccari.

11. The first Asian team to join FIFA World Cup

indonesia first asian team fifa world cupIndonesia, under the name Dutch East Indies, was the main Asian group to take an interest in the FIFA World Cup. They qualified in 1938, however lost 6-0 against Hungary, in Reims, France.

12. The largest eruption in the world

largest eruption in the worldThe 1883 emission of Krakatoa was one of the deadliest and most ruinous volcanic occasions in written history, with 36,417 passings being credited to the ejection itself and the tidal waves it made. Noteworthy extra impacts were likewise looked about the world.

13. The Largest Packet of Instant Noodle

largest packet instant noodle indomie indonesiaIn 2005, “Indomie” broke the Guinness Book of World Records classification for “The Largest Packet of Instant Noodles”, making a parcel that was 3.4m x 2.355m x 0.47m, with a net weight of 664.938 kg, or, in other words times the heaviness of a customary pack of moment noodles. It was made utilizing indistinguishable fixings from a general pack of moment noodle and was guaranteed fit for human utilization.



What do you think? Aren’t that facts interesting? Once you get to this country, you’ll be more amazed by a lot more little facts you would find along in your holiday in Bali, Yogyakarta, Jakarta, or many other places you might want to visit.