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Bali

Posted on: August 31, 2008

Bali is an Indonesian island located at  8°25′23″S, 115°14′55″E, the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country’s 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.

With a population recorded as 3,151,000 in 2005, the island is home to the vast majority of Indonesia’s small Hindu minority. 93.18% of Bali’s population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including

dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music.

Capital Denpasar
Governor Made Mangku Pastika
Area 5,632.86 km2 (2,175 sq mi)
Population 3,150,000  (2000)
Density 559.2 /km² (1,448 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Balinese (89%), Javanese (7%), Baliaga (1%), Madurese (1%)[1]
Religion Hindu (93.18%), Muslim (4.79%), Christian (1.38%), Buddhist (0.64%)
Languages Indonesian (official), Balinese
Time zone UTC+8
Web site www.baliprov.go.id
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