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Bali and Indonesia
he island of Bali lies in the center of the largest archipelago in
the world, Indonesia with its 250 million inhabitants distributed
among 17.000 islands (6.000 uninhabited!) along the Equator in the
Indonesia is a democratic republic. The official language is the
Indonesian (bahasa indonesia), but numerous regional languages are
practiced (Javanese, Balinese), and English is commonly spoken in
of interest in Bali. The official currency is the Indonesian rupiah
Indonesia is the most populated Muslim country in the world but Balinese
follow for the major part Balinese Hinduism and welcome all
other religions with great tolerance.
The island is one of the smallest of Indonesia
with a surface about 5600
sq.kms and a population of 3 million inhabitants. It counts however a large variety of
landscapes due to its volcanic origin.
Mount Agung is the
highest point (3.100 m) whereas Mount Batur (1.700m) offers a
magnificent sight over the lake of the same name. The inside land counts
numerous rice fields and coasts have beautiful beaches of white or black
sand as well as cliffs.
Life in Bali
even nowadays former animistic traditions.
Very close to nature, they
respect as nowhere else the fauna and flora of their island. We can
see everywhere numerous altars at different places: foot of a tree,
intersection of a road, in order to calm down the spirits.
Bali lived for a long time mainly from rice cultivation. Today the
island also exports coffee and spices such as vanilla.
The arts are very rich: handicraft, stone carving, painting, music…
ali enjoys a hot and humid climate all year
Average temperature: 82°F and in June, July and August, a high at 85°F
and a low at 76°F.
Average precipitation: 3 inches in April, May, June; 2 inches in July,
August , September up to 14 inches in January.