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1-2-dive.com
01-28-2008, 01:48 AM
Did you Know, that with more than 250.000.000 people, Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world?

Did you Know, that there are 316 ethnic groups which speak 670 dialects in Indonesia?

Did you know that it is forbidden not to have a religion in Indonesia? (Doesn't matter which one as long as you have one)

Did you Know, that there are around 400 volcanoes in Indonesia, and 150 out of them are active, which represents 75% of all active volcano on the planet? (so only 50 for the rest of the world)

Did you Know, that Indonesia is more than 5.000 kms long? (which is an average lenght for a continent)

Did you Know, that Indonesia has the longest coastline in the world, with 100.000 kms long?

Did you Know, that Indonesia is probably the last country in the world, which has still unexplored territories, and is not completly mapped? (specially around Irian Jaya)

Did you Know, that there are 17.508 islands in Indonesia, which is the largest Archipelago in the world?

Did you Know, that if you could spend only 1 day on each island of Indonesia, you would need 48 years to see all of them? (ransportation between islands not counted)

Did you Know, that on the 17.508 islands, only 6.000 have a name, and only 1.000 are inhabited?

Did you Know, that there are 25% of the world coral reefs in Indonesia?

Did you Know, that on the 4.500 species of reef fishes existing in the oceans worlwide, around 3.500 of them have been identified in Indonesia?

Did you Know, that Indonesia has the biggest underwater biodiversity in the world?

Did you Know, that Indonesia is the 2nd largest global biodiversity (water+land+air) after Brazil?

After considering all these astonishing facts, don't you think this country deserve to be more known by the general public, and should have a much better reputation worlwide?

So have a look at his link, and tell me what you think about it.

http://www.1-2-dive.com

Best regards.