Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, comprising an estimated
17,508 islands, of which 6,000 are inhabited, stretching for 5,150 kms between
the Australian and Asian continental mainlands and dividing the Pacific and
Indian Oceans at the Equator. There are five main island (Sumatra, Kalimantan,
Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, Java) and 30 smaller archipelagoes, which are home to the
majority of the population.
Indonesia is divided into 27 provinces and special
territories and classified geographically into four groups. First are the
Greater Sundas, made up of the larger islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and
Sulawesi. Second are the lesser Sundas, consisting of smaller islands from Bali
eastward to Timor. Third is Maluka which includes all the islands between Irian
Jaya and Sulawesi. The fourth and final group is Irian Jaya in the extreme
eastern part of the country.
Bali Irian Jaya
Kalimantan Sulawesi Sumatra