Indonesia is a huge archipelago of diverse islands scattered over both sides of the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. With an extensive, but quickly carved out amount of green forests on all of its islands and halfway between the poles, Indonesia is nicknamed The Emerald of the Equator.
With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. About 240 million people live in this fourth most populous country in the world — after China, India and the USA — and the largest country in Southeast Asia. Indonesia also has the largest Muslim population in the world. Half of the population lives in the island of Java. More than 50% of foreign tourists enter Indonesia through the airport of Bali, and most of the rest come in through Jakarta.