Indonesia, my home for the past three decades
With more than 18000 islands, the country is the world's largest archipelago. It abounds natural beauty, from active volcanoes and lush tropical rainforests to a coastline incredible fascinating variety. Whin these islands, a rich diversity of cultures coexists, predominantlyMuslim, but also many pockets of indigenous traditions. Following the end world war two, Indonesia achieved independence from the Dutch colonial rule and Japanese occupation and is today Southeast Asias largest economy.
Indonesia's geographic location at the edges of three major tectonic plates resulted a unique and frequently changing landscape, one of numerous volcanoes (including more than 130 active ones) and frequent earthquakes. The archipelago's forest, river and marine ecosystem support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. (after Brasil)