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The set of topographic maps of Indonesia contains Indian Ocean maps and Pacific Ocean maps, Timor maps, Arafura maps, South China Sea maps, and Malacca Strait maps. In this set you will also find New Guinea maps, Kalimantan maps, Sumatra maps, Sulawesi and Java maps. Besides, there maps of Niut, Leser, Pesagi maps, Maoke maps, Maliyu and Nokilaki maps displayed here. The set features as well Musi maps, Batangari maps, Indragiri maps, Kampar maps, Kapuas maps, and maps of Toba Lake, Manindjau maps, Singkarak maps, Tempe maps, Tovuti and Sidenreng maps. Apart from this you can find in the set Jakarta maps, Bogor maps, Bandung maps and Yogyakarta maps.
Indonesia is situated between South-East Asia and Australia and is washed by the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. Indonesia is separated from West Malaysia and Singapore by the Malacca Strait and the South China Sea in the north-west, from the Philippines by the Sulu and the Celebes Seas and by the Pacific Ocean from Palau in the north-east and from Australia by the Timor and the Arafura Seas in the south-east. On Kalimantan, Indonesia borders on East Malaysia, on the island of Timor - East Timor and the island of New Guinea - Papua New Guinea. The surface area occupied by Indonesia is 1,919317 sq km. The group of islands, of which Indonesia is made up, is the largest group in the world and it includes approximately 17,500 islands.
Islands. The islands of Indonesia vary significantly in size. The largest of them is New Guinea (829 sq km, 421,900 sq km of which is part of the Papua province), Kalimantan (734,000 sq km, Indonesia belong to 539,500 sq km), Sumatra (473,600 sq km), Sulawesi (189,200 sq km) and Java (126,500 sq km).
Mountains. Mount Punkak Jaya is the highest peak of New Guinea. It reaches a height of 4,884 m; in addition, it is the highest island peak on earth. The mountain is covered with glaciers and surrounded by dense forest.
Other important mountains in Indonesia include Niut (1,701 m), Leser (3,404 m), Pesagi (2,232 m), Maoke, Kerihun (2,240 m), Berat (1,223 m), Maliyu (2,443 m) and Nokilaki (2,508 m).
Rivers. Indonesia’s rivers include the Musi River, the Batangari, the Indragiri, the Kampar, the Kapuas, the Barito, the Mahakam, the Redjang, the Memberamo, the Digul, the Rokan, the Sembakun, the Sesayab, the Kayan, the Taritatu, the Lauren, the Pulau, the Bengavan Solo, the Chitarum and the Brantas.
Lakes. The biggest and most famous lakes of Indonesia are Toba, Manindjau, Singkarak, Tempe, Tovuti, Sidenreng, Poso, Limboto, Tondano, Matan, Paniai, Nunn and Sentani.
- The island of Java is one of the most famous islands of the archipelago. Here, among the hundreds of volcanoes and picturesque landscapes lies the Dieng Plateau, which offers a variety of equatorial flora and fauna species;
- Jakarta (Batavia until 1949) is the capital and largest city of Indonesia, situated on the north-western coast of Java. It is a city of an original mixture of many 17 and 18th century buildings, channels and a large number of nationally coloured city districts, each having its own unique character;
- The city of Bogor, which has long been considered one of the best alpine resorts in the country;
- The mountain resort of Bandung, which is famous for its great variety of museums, the Dag
- Waterfalls and the picturesque surroundings of Tangkuban-Praia (Tangkuban Perahu) Volcano and Lake Situpatenngang;
- Yogyakarta (Dzhogya) attracts tourists’ attention thanks to Sultan Kraton, a huge palace complex (18th century) with its water castle Taman Sari;
- The Borobudur Stupa is a unique monument of medieval Indonesian art, called the Monastery on the Mount or the House of a Thousand Buddhas, dated 778-856. It was built as a ten-tier stepped stone pyramid, 34 m high;
- The Island of Bali, lying between the islands of Java and Lombok, is considered the most developed tourist area of Indonesia. The most popular resorts of Bali include Sanur, Kuta, Dzhimbaran, Benoa, Tuban, Legian, Nusa Dua, Kandi-Dasa, Ubud and Lovina;
- The Island of Sulawesi (Tselebes) is a true treasury of ethnic cultures and traditions;
- Sumatra is the fifth largest island in the world;
- Kalimantan (Borneo) is a home to famous head hunters – the Dayak tribe, one of the last remaining “wild” tribes of the world, living under the rules of the Stone Age;
- The Island of Flores is one of the few places in the world where whaling is permitted;
- The Island of Madura is famous for its colorful bull races called kerapan sapis; the Island of Sumba is known for its group tournaments for horse riders; and the Island of Nias is popular for the sport of jumping over a two-meter-high stone column.
Tourism. Trekking tours can be made on the Kembalo plateau at an altitude of 3,500 m. Also, not far from this place, Mount Punkak Jaya rises to a height of 4,200 m and there is a rock climber base on it.
Those who like of extreme tourism can make a trip to the jungles or visit a cannibals’ village on the Island of Irian Jaya.
The best places in Indonesia for diving are located in the area of a Thousand of Islands, north of Jakarta: Palau, Damar, Palau-Tikus, Palau-Paris, Palau-Putri, Palau-Pelangi, Palau-Perak, Palau-Papa-Theo; Mavan, Tampa and Mavi the Island of Lombok as well as the areas north of Kulu, such as Jimbarana and Lovina (Bali). Diving is also popular in Menjangana, Gili-Tepekonga, Gili-Viaha, Gili-Minpanga, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongana.
Climate. Indonesia has a tropical climate with two monsoon seasons – the wet season, November to March, and the dry season, June to October. The humidity in the country is quite high - an average of about 80% throughout the year. The average annual temperature lies between 23°C and 30°C.