17 Things of the Largest, Highest, and Longest In Indonesia

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Many interesting and unique things that you can find in Indonesia. In Indonesia, you will find the largest, highest, and longest things.

Curious, what’s the largest, highest, and longest in Indonesia? Let we see guys….!

#1. The Largest Island In Indonesia
Papua Island, The largest island in Indonesia

The largest island in Indonesia is Papua Island, formerly known as Irian Jaya which is located in easternmost Indonesia, bordering land with the state of Papua Nugini.

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Has an area that is 785,753 km2, Papua Island is the second largest island in the world after Greenland. Papua Island has 2 provinces, namely Papua and West Papua.

#2. The Largest Lake In Indonesia
Toba Lake, The largest lake in Indonesia

The largest lake in Indonesia is Toba Lake, which is also the largest in Southeast Asia. It is located in North Sumatra, has a length of 100 km and is 30 km wide. There is something unique with Lake Toba, besides its natural beauty, there is a large island in the middle of the lake, called Samosir Island.

#3. The Longest River In Indonesia
Kapuas river, the longest river in Indonesia

The longest river in Indonesia is the Kapuas river, which has a length of 1143 km. Located in the province of West Kalimantan. With that length, Kapuas has the potential of very large water fisheries. besides that Kapuas also becomes the main water transportation facility that connects one area to another in the West Kalimantan province.

#4. The Highest Mountain In Indonesia
Cartensz peak or Puncak Jaya. Image source : carstenszpapua.com

Mount Jaya Wijaya was located in Papua island (formerly Irian), the easternmost island of Republic Indonesia. Jaya Wijaya, as the highest peak in Indonesia, it also one of seven summits in seven continent of the world. Namely Cartensz peak or Puncak Jaya, with altitude 4884 meters above seas level (masl).

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Hight of Cartenz peak was represented the highest peak in Australia and Oceania, not Asia. In Asia, we already know that the highest peak in Himalaya, also the highest peak in the world.

#5. The Biggest/Giant Flower In Indonesia
Rafflesia Arnoldi-the national flowers of Indonesia. Image source : potretbengkulu.com

This giant flower which is almost similar to the carcass flower was first discovered in 1818 in Bengkulu by the Dutch Indian governor at that time Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, with his guide Dr. Joseph Arnold. From there came the name Rafflesia Arnoldi.

Read also : 3 National Animals and 3 National Flowers of Indonesia

This flower is very unique, unlike other flower beds with stems, and leaves, Rafflesia flowers only appear on the surface of the blooming flower petals. Rafflesia flowers are quite large, about 50 cm in height, 10 kg in weight and 70-110 cm in diameter.

#6. The Largest National Park In Indonesia

The largest National Park in Indonesia is on Papua island, namely Lorentz National Park. Lorentz National Park has an area of ​​25,050 km2, larger than the 7th largest island in Indonesia, Halmahera Island, which covers an area of ​​18,040 km2.

Lorentz National Park stretches from the top of Jayawijaya Mountain with its eternal snow to the waters of the Arafura Sea. Lorentz National Park is not only the largest in Indonesia but is the largest national park in the Asia Pacific. Has many types of animals and plants, which are not found in other regions.

#7. The Biggest Airport In Indonesia
Soekarno Hatta International airport, the largest airport in Indonesia. Image source : wikipedia.org

If asked what airport is the largest/biggest in Indonesia, the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the biggest. Who are the Indonesians not know about Soekarno Hatta International Airport?

Read also : 6 Biggest International Airport In Indonesia

Maybe nothing, because this airport has been the pride of Indonesian citizens. Besides being the biggest airport, it also became the biggest airport in Indonesia. Soekarno Hatta International Airport was located in Tangerang, Province of Banten.

#8. The Largest and Busiest Port in Indonesia
Tanjung Priok Port is the largest and busiest port in Indonesia

Tanjung Priok Port is the largest and busiest port in Indonesia. Located in the northern part of DKI Jakarta Province. Not only transporting passengers (for example to Pelabuhan Panjang in Lampung), activities at this port are also crowded with goods transporting from outside the island and abroad (for example to Los Angeles and Oakland in the United States).

#9. The Largest Mosque In Indonesia
Istiqlal Mosque, The First largest Mosques In Indonesia. Image source : kompas.com

The Istiqlal Mosque is a proud mosque and an icon for Indonesian Muslims. Istiqlal comes from Arabic which means “independence“. This mosque was built as a thanksgiving to God for Indonesia’s independence. Initiated by President Soekarno since 1955, the Istiqlal Mosque was inaugurated on February 22, 1978, by President Soeharto.

Read also : The 3 Largest Mosques In Indonesia, One Of The Largest In Southeast Asia And 4th Largest In The World

With a land area of ​​93,200 m2 and a building area of ​​24,200 m2, the Istiqlal Mosque is capable of accommodating 200,000 people. The Istiqlal Mosque, which is located opposite the Cathedral Church in the Heart of Jakarta has been named the largest mosque in Indonesia, the largest in Southeast Asia and the 4th largest in the world”.

#10. The Biggest Temple In Indonesia
Borobudur, the biggest temple in Indonesia

The biggest temple in Indonesia is the Borobudur Temple. located in the city of Magelang, Central Java, 40 km from Yogyakarta. Borobudur Temple has been famous throughout the world, in 2012 it was designated as the largest Buddhist temple in the world by the Guinness World Record, and became part of the 7 Wonders of the World.

#11. The Longest Bridge In Indonesia
Suramadu Bridge

The longest bridge record in Indonesia is still held by the Suramadu bridge which was located in East Java province. Suramadu comes from the abbreviation of the word Surabaya and Madura because this bridge connects the island of Java with Madura Island. The bridge which was inaugurated in 2009 has a length of 5,438 meters and a width of 30 meters.

#12. The Largest and Grandest Stadium In Indonesia
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, The Largest and Grandest Stadium In Indonesia. Image source : marketeers.com

Soccer in Indonesia is one of the most popular sports. Although Indonesia has never performed at the World Cup, Indonesia has a stadium which is one of the largest and grandest in the world, namely the Bung Karno Stadium (GBK).

Bung Karno Stadium is the pride of the Indonesian people. many international matches held at this stadium. The hope of the Indonesian people, someday Indonesia can host the World Cup, of course, the match will also be held at this stadium.

#13. The Largest City In Indonesia
Jakarta, the largest city in Indonesia. Image source : detik.com

The biggest city in Indonesia is certainly still the city of Jakarta, which is also the capital of the country. Besides being the largest city, it is the most densely populated city. This is due to many people living in Jakarta looking for work.

#14. The Most Populous Island In Indonesia
Java island is the most populous island in Indonesia

If the Papua island is the largest island, so the Java island is the most populous island. Java Island is home to 90 percent of Indonesia’s population. This is because from a long time ago, Java Island became Indonesia’s economic center. The density of the Java island is due to the fact that the facilities and infrastructure on Java island are better than on other islands.

#15. The Largest Ethnic In Indonesia

Indonesia is known to have a variety of ethnic groups, based on the 2010 population census totaling 1340 ethnic groups and the largest are Javanese ethnic. The amount is around 95 million or 40 percent of Indonesia’s total population.

#16. The Largest/Major Religion In Indonesia

Based on the 2010 population census, Islam has the most followers (87,18%). There were 207,176,162 Indonesians embracing Islam from the total Indonesian population of 237,556,363 people.

Read also : 6 Religions that are Only Recognized and Allowed in Indonesia

The most Muslim population is in the province of West Java, East Java, and Central Java. Muslim population in West Java (20,15%), East Java (17,43%) and in Central Java (15,12%).

#17. The Biggest/Major Profession In Indonesia

The majority of Indonesians work in the agricultural sector. Indonesian agricultural sector divided into several agricultural sub-sectors, such as crop and horticulture agriculture, livestock, fisheries, plantations and forestry. In 2018, the total population of productive age is 127,067,835. From that amount, 30.46% worked in the agricultural sector.

Read also : The 10 Main Work Fields of Indonesian People

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