|Climate: As Indonesia stretches over such a wide area, the weather varies from the different regions. But due to its proximity to the equator, the weather is hot and dry. It is the opposite during the rainy seasons. Cooler conditions await those who are in the coastal towns.
Geography: Indonesia is made up of over 13,000 islands and covers an area of about 2 million square miles. Many of the islands are home to large tracts of rainforests, many of which are still isolated and hardly explored.
Population: Indonesia is one of the most populated countries in the world. In fact, it is the fourth most populous nation with over 220 million people.
Religion: Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim nation with other religions, introduced by the many travelers over the last few centuries, also practised. Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism are among the other religions observed.
Language: Bahasa Indonesia is the main language and it is somewhat similar to the Malay language spoken in neighbouring Malaysia. There are numerous dialects and languages that are spoken all across Indonesia.
Currency: The Indonesian currency is the Rupiah. (US$1 equals 8740RP)