Posted August 31, 2008on:
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.
|Governor||Made Mangku Pastika|
|Area||5,632.86 km2 (2,175 sq mi)|
|Density||559.2 /km² (1,448 /sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Balinese (89%), Javanese (7%), Baliaga (1%), Madurese (1%)|
|Religion||Hindu (93.18%), Muslim (4.79%), Christian (1.38%), Buddhist (0.64%)|
|Languages||Indonesian (official), Balinese|