FACTS & FIGURES
GEOGRAPHY
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 islands. Stretching along the equator it is the same width as the North American mainland. Located in the southeastern part of Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans, the archipelago itself consists of five main islands, Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua.
TERRAIN
There are around 400 mountains, most of which are volcanoes. The highest summit of the archipelago is snow-capped Mount Jayawijaya, about 5,000m above sea level.
CLIMATE
Tropical, hot, humid; more moderate in the highlands.