Country File: Indonesia

Now that we have The Sitelist somewhat organized, let’s get back to filling out Country Files to plan our trips with; today’s entry — Republik Indonesia, formerly the Netherlands/Dutch East Indies, commonly known as Indonesia!

Flag of Indonesia


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(Hmmm … not the best background for displaying a half-white flag. Eh, whatevs.)

Indonesia joined UNESCO on 27 May 1950, making it a real country by‘s standard; and it has eight inscribed and nineteen tentative World Heritage Sites:



Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra (2004)
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy (2012)
Borobudur Temple Compounds (1991)
Sangiran Early Man Site (1996)
Ujung Kulon National Park (1991)
Komodo National Park (1991)
Prambanan Temple Compounds (1991)
Lorentz National Park (1999)


Betung Kerihun National Park (Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo)(02/02/2004)
Bunaken National Park (07/02/2005)
Raja Ampat Islands (07/02/2005)
Taka Bonerate National Park (07/02/2005)
Wakatobi National Park (07/02/2005)
Derawan Islands (07/02/2005)
Tana Toraja Traditional Settlement (06/10/2009)
Bawomataluo Site (06/10/2009)
Muara Takus Compound Site (06/10/2009)
Muarajambi Temple Compound (06/10/2009)
Trowulan – Former Capital City of Majapahit Kingdom (06/10/2009)
Prehistoric Cave Sites in Maros-Pangkep (06/10/2009)
Sangkulirang – Mangkalihat Karts: Prehistoric rock art area (30/01/2015)
The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (30/01/2015)
Semarang Old Town (30/01/2015)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town (30/01/2015)
Traditional Settlement at Nagari Sijunjung (30/01/2015)
The Historic and Marine Landscape of the Banda Islands (30/01/2015)
Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (14/03/2017)

TCC and MTP count Indonesia as seven regions:

We’re pretty sure that’s more regions than TCC divides any other state into!


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