Who has not heard about Java Indonesia? It is the name of one island in Indonesia. Geographically, Java island located at the southern of Indonesia. At Coordinates 7 ° 30’10 “S 111 ° 15’47” E. To the west is bordered by Sumatran island, and on the east by Bali island.
The island of Java Indonesia is administratively divided into six provinces: Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta Special Region, and Capital District of Jakarta. Five largest and most populous city in Indonesia are in Java, namely Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Semarang and Bandung.
Java island has approximately 138,793.6 km2 area and about 979 inhabitants per km2 population density. One longest and popular river in Java namely Bengawan Solo, the length reached 600 km. This river comes from springs at the foot of Mount Lawu Central Java. It flows north then east and finally empties into the Java Sea.
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There are approximately 136 million people live on this island. The majority ethnic population of Java island is Javanese and Sundanese. In general, the Javanese inhabiting the center and eastern part of Java while the Sundanese in the the western area. Although, now the island of Java has been lived with various ethnic groups from all over the world.
According to some historians, the Javanese ancestors namely ‘Homo Erectus’. It is characterized by the discovery of Homo erectus fossils along the Bengawan Solo. This Homo Erectus lived about 1.7 million years ago. Homo Erectus became also known as ‘Java Man’.
There are some interesting Java Indonesia facts, there are:
- This island is the thirteenth largest island in the world.
- Java is the most populous island in the world.
- There are 33 volcanoes in Java.
- The Javanese are the largest tribe in Indonesia (about 90 million)
Java also has many mountains as a result of volcanic processes that are also believed to be one of the formation triggers of this island. One of the most active volcano in Java namely Mount Merapi (2968 m). While the highest mountain in Java is Mount Semeru or Mahameru (3676 m).
Isla Java Indonesia has an average temperature of 22 C – 29 C (71.6 F – 84.2 F) and humidity 75% on average throughout the year, the island is quite comfortable to be inhabited. Temperatures along the north shore area is usually hotter, reaching 34 C (93.2 F).
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