Indonesia

Indonesia is a culture-rich country situated in Southeast Asia. It's the home of colourful native costumes and diverse heritage and a popular tourist attraction.

It has many volcanoes and is the home of heavenly beaches and resorts.

The capital of Indonesia is Jakata. 

Popular destinations include Baliem Valley home of the Dani warriors, Borobudur temple, Bunaken where people enjoy scuba diving and other water-related fun, Lake Toba a volcanic lake and Mount Bromo a real live volcano.

About Indonesia

Country flag
Short Name
INA
Capital
Jakarta
Language
Bahasa, English, Dutch & Javanese
Population
237,512,355
Area
1,919,440 km²
Calling Code
+62

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
The National Olympic Committee of Indonesia
NOC President
Recognition Year
1952
Address
FX. Plaza Office Tower 17th Floor, Jl. Pintu I Senayan, Jakarta 10270

Sports

Sports in Indonesia are popular from both the participation and spectating aspect.

Some popular sports in Indonesia are badminton, football, volleyball,basketball and the native Indonesian martial art pencak silat. Badminton is one of Indonesia's most successful sport.

Indonesia has won gold medals in badminton in every Olympic Games since the sport was first introduced to the Olympics in 1992 except in 2012 Summer Olympics. Indonesia is regularly a participant in the Thomas Cup, Uber Cup, and Sudirman Cup badminton championships.   Indonesia is regularly participating in regional multi-events sport, such as Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, and Olympic Games.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is one of the major sport powerhouses in the region by winning the Southeast Asian Games 10 times since 1977.   Indonesia successfully hosted 2018 Jakarta - Palembang Asian Games.

Climate

There are two discernible seasons in Indonesia: the dry season, which extends from June to October, and the rainy season, which lasts from November to March, both are hot.

The coastal regions, however, are often cool, and in the mountains the air is often chilly.

The climate of Indonesia is determined partly by its island structure and its position astride the Equator, which assure high, even temperatures.

In addition, its location between the two landmasses of Asia and Australia exposes it to seasonal patterns of precipitation brought by monsoon winds.

Religion

Majority Islam

Culture

The most famous of Indonesia's islands is the exotic Bali, known for its captivating art and temples, but there are also untold natural and cultural wonders on the much larger islands of Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and in Irian Jaya.

The most dominant influences on Indonesian architecture have traditionally been Indian; however, Chinese, Arab, and European architectural influences have been significant.

Indonesian cuisine varies by region and is based on Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian precedents. Rice is the main staple food and is served with side dishes of meat and vegetables. Spices (notably chili), coconut milk, fish and chicken are fundamental ingredients.

Jakarta, Indonesia, June 18, 2020: Indonesia’s double Asian Games champion Aries Susanti Rahayu i...
18.06.2020
Jakarta, Indonesia, May 18, 2020: Indonesia’s Rio Olympic champion Tontowi Ahmad has announced hi...
18.05.2020
Jakarta, Indonesia, April 17, 2020: Indonesian sport was mourning the passing of Olympic swimmer ...
17.04.2020
Jakarta, Indonesia, March 11, 2020: The Indonesian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support ...
11.03.2020
Jakarta, Indonesia, January 13, 2020: The Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) will construct a wor...
13.01.2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, December 30, 2019: The President of the International Olympic Committee, T...
30.12.2019
Jakarta, Indonesia, October 22, 2019: Indonesia’s Asian Games “Spiderwoman” Aries Susanti Rahayu ...
22.10.2019
Jakarta, Indonesia, October 11, 2019: Raja Sapta ‘Okto’ Oktohari was elected unanimously as chair...
15.10.2019
Male, Maldives, July 13, 2018 : The 31st Edition of 2018 Jakarta - Palembang Asian Games Fun Run ...
13.07.2018
Nagoya, Japan, July 7, 2018: 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games Fun Run has brought Asian Games f...
08.07.2018
Jakarta, Indonesia, July 1, 2018: The Olympic Council of Asia’s 18th Asian Games Fun Run Series c...
01.07.2018
Baghdad, Iraq, June 26, 2018: More than 250 Iraqi young boys and girls joined the 26th edition of...
27.06.2018
Palembang, Indonesia, June 30, 2018: Close to 100 medias attended 2018 Jakarta – Palembang Asian ...
18.06.2018