Indonesia is the largest island state in the world and consists of more than 17,500 islands. Furthermore, Indonesia consists of 7 Regions.
The regions of Indonesia are further divided into provinces. The seven regions of Indonesia called Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Western New Guinea. Kalimantan is geographically the largest region of Indonesia with a surface area of more than 544k square kilometres.
Most residents of Indonesia live on the island and in the region Java. Sumatra live about a quarter of the people of Indonesia and is geographically the second largest part of Indonesia.
The capital of the Republic of Indonesia is Jakarta.
The capital Jakarta is located on Java Island in the north-western part of the Indonesian main island. In the city of Jakarta about 10 million people. A well-known and popular tourist resort island of Indonesia is the island of Bali.
For a holiday in Indonesia you can visit many temples. The stunning and fascinating ancient buildings impress at sunrise and sunset in a beautiful glow of the sun. There are also many modern buildings with impressive structure and architecture Arts. Indonesia is ideal for backpackers and hiking holidays by the beautiful mountain regions.
From the mountains you have a fascinating view of the island nation, the beautiful Indonesian countryside and the sea. Another highlight for holidays in Indonesia are the good surfing conditions. Here, you benefit from a perfect geographical location of the beaches with good wind conditions for a surfing holiday.
Indonesia has thousands of swimming in beautiful bays and beaches with crystal clear water. The beautiful atolls provide ideal conditions for diving and snorkelling. Dive down into the breath-taking underwater world and be guided with guides through the coral reefs of the Indonesian islands and inspire. Great tours and vacation packages through Indonesia can be found on Travel Booking.
Visa and currency in Indonesia, entry information and language in Indonesia
Do I need a visa to travel to Indonesia?
For a leave of 30 days you need as a German citizen no visa for entry to Indonesia. You can apply for a visa at the Embassy prior to your arrival for a longer holiday by Indonesia. For entry without a visa you need as a German citizen a further 6 months after your trip, be able to show a valid passport and have a return ticket or onward ticket.
What language is spoken in Indonesia and what currency do I need?
The official language of Indonesia is Indonesian. Another common way language Malay in Indonesia. In major cities and tourist areas and business districts in the language English is spoken. If you book tours through Indonesia also often English-speaking tour guides here also like to explain everything. Great holiday trips, tours and family tours through Indonesia can be found on Travel Booking.
There are 25 airports of which 16 are international airports in Indonesia.
Airports on the island and in the region Java.
On the island of Java capital Jakarta is located 20km northwest of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK). The airport of Jakarta is also known by the name Cengkareng. It consists of three terminals and one of the largest airports in Asia. Another airport on the island of Java is located in the south-eastern part of the island near the city of Surabaya. The Surabaya International Airport (SUB) or Bandar Udara Juanda International is located 20km south of Surabaya in the city Sidoarjo. The Surabaya airport consists of two terminals.
Why do I mention the number of terminals of the airports?
Now, in your flight, you must indeed know in which terminal you need. At a terminal can not go wrong, but at airports with several terminals should go to the right.
Is there an airport on the island of Bali in Indonesia?
On the island of Bali in Indonesia, the Denpasar International Airport is (DPS). Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali has two terminals, it is located in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali.
International Airport in the South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Approximately 20km northeast of the capital million Makassar of South Sulawesi is the Sultan Hasan Uddin International Airport (UPG). Makassar Airport is geographically the second largest airport in Indonesia and consists of two terminals.
Airport in Sumatra in Indonesia.
There is also an international airport in the region of Sumatra in Indonesia. The Minangkabau Airport (PDG) is located near the capital of Padang, Sumatra Barat province. Sumatra Barat is the western province of Sumatra.
Airport in the region Maluku, Indonesia.
On the island of Maluku, an international airport is in the largest city on the island of Ambon Ambon. Ambon is not only a part of the island but is also the capital of the province of Maluku. The international airport in Maluku also Pattimura International Airport (AMQ) called, consists of a terminal. The airport is located approximately 38 km north-west of the capital Ambon.
Attractions in the region Sumatra.
A beautiful sight, even for a family holiday, the Lake Toba in the province of Sumatra Utara.
Lake Toba is located in the north of the island of Sumatra and has a considerable size. With a length of about 87km and a width of 27 km, the Lake Toba the biggest lake of the island. The lake surrounds an island, which is accessible via a road to the west. The area of the lake is over 1100 square kilometres and is surrounded by an impressive mountain region. Lake Toba is itself 900 meters above the sea level. It is located north of the lake, a waterfall in the province of Sumatra Utara, about 25km away from the city Kabanjahe.
The waterfall Sipisopiso impressed by its narrow fall from a height of about 120 meters above Lake Toba.
The palace Istana Maimun is another attraction in the region Sumatra Utara. The beautiful palace Istana Maimun is located in the city of Medan, Medan is the capital of the Indonesian province of Sumatra Utara.
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