An Overview of Bandung, Indonesia

Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world after China, India, and the United States of America. Largely a Muslim state, Indonesia is also home to 100 odd ethnic groups scattered around the different islands. The archipelago is so big and is so numerous that out of the 13,000 islands only 1500 have been named. The biggest and the most important of the islands is Java.

Bandung, Indonesia, is the capital of West Java province, and the country’s fourth largest city. Lying on a river basin, surrounded by volcanic mountains, Bandung is a center of industry and traditional Sundanese arts. A major tourist destination, Bandung is visited by people from all over the world. Host to the historic Asia Africa conference in 1955, Bandung, Indonesia, is at present a center of higher education, commerce and aircraft industry.

Religion in Indonesia

The majority (about 88%) of the Indonesian population follows Islam. In fact, Indonesia is the nation with the largest Muslim population. However, freedom of religion is provided by the Indonesian Constitution, which is defined in the First Principle of the State Philosophy “Pancasila”, which upholds a “Belief in One Supreme God”. Others religions followed in Indonesia are Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

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