Indonesia is an archipelago in Southeast Asia, between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It’s the largest country in the region and is composed of about 17,500 islands. Indonesia’s tropical climate contributes to its biodiverse fauna and flora. Here you’ll find over 100 active volcanoes, extensive coral reefs, incredible beaches and a rich cultural mix between mainland Asia and Oceania with traces of Dutch influence from its colonial past.
Indonesia’s national motto is “Bhinneka tunggal ika” or “unity in diversity” which refers to its interesting confluence of peoples, languages, religions, and cultures. There are over 300 different ethnic groups in the country, speaking more than 700 languages, and 6 official religions recognized by the government.