Top 10 anecdotes about Indonesia! Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, holds many other records and anecdotes. Welcome to the top 10 anecdotes about Indonesia! 

La Rafflesia! Pokemon Go fans will love it! Indonesia is home to the largest flower in the world, from which the Pokemon grass, Rafflesia, is largely inspired, both by its shape and its name.

165 million young people under the age of 30! This is the population with the most young people in the whole WORLD! 

18000: this is the number of islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago, and naturally makes the country the largest archipelago in the world: there is not enough life to visit them all!

Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The lake’s super-volcanic eruption, which occurred 70,000 years ago, was the largest known explosive eruption on Earth in the last 25 million years. According to the Toba disaster theory, it killed most of the humans living at that time.

After the first launch of “Palapa” in July 1976, Indonesia became the first developing country to operate its own national satellite system.

The most fragrant flower on Earth, Amorphophallus titanum, is found in Indonesia and can reach an average height of two metres. When it blooms, it gives off a stench comparable to that of rotting meat, which can be smelled from a distance of half a mile. Also known as the “devil’s tongue”, it was discovered in 1878 in the rainforest of central Sumatra by the Italian botanist and explorer Oroardo Beccari.

In 2005, Indonesia broke the “Largest Package of Instant Noodles” category in the Guinness Book of Records, creating a package measuring 3.4 m x 2.355 m x 0.47 m, with a net weight of 664.938 kg, about 8,000 times the weight of a regular package of instant noodles. It was made with the same ingredients as a package of instant noodles and has been certified fit for human consumption.

Indonesia has more than 300 ethnic groups and at least as many languages and dialects, making it the country with the most diverse population in the world. 

Indonesia exports more than 3000 tons of frog’s legs to France: you didn’t know that, did you?

Known as the Lost World of Asia, Indonesia is the playground of increasingly rare, exotic and absolutely beautiful animals that are slowly reaching extremely dangerous levels of endangerment. These animals include the Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhino, Komodo dragon, orangutans, anoa (the world’s smallest buffalo), Merak or Peafowl, sea turtles and Tarsius Tarsier (an adorable little primate with big eyes reminiscent of Dobby, Harry Potter’s domestic elf). Surprisingly, although Indonesia represents only 1% of the world’s land area, its tropical rainforests are home to 10% of all known plant species, 12% of all known mammal species and 17% of all known bird species.

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