Sunday, February 5, 2012

About Bali

About Bali - Bali is the name of a province in Indonesia. Bali is also the name of a small island that is part of the province. In addition to the island of Bali, Bali Province is also composed of islands surrounding a smaller, the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan island, Nusa Ceningan island and Serangan island.

Bali lies between Java and Lombok Island. The capital of Denpasar Bali is located in the south of the island. The majority of Balinese are Hindu. In the world, Bali is famous as a tourist destination with a unique variety of art-culture, especially for the Japanese, and Australia. Bali is also known as Thousand Island Island of the Gods and temples.

The island of Bali is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands along the 153 km and 112 km wide approximately 3.2 km from the island of Java. Astronomically, Bali is located at 8 ° 25'23 "south latitude and 115 ° 14'55" east longitude tropical climate that makes it like the rest of Indonesia.

Mount Agung is the highest point in Bali as high as 3148 m. The volcano last erupted in March 1963. Mount Batur is also one of the mountain in Bali. About 30,000 years ago, Mount Batur erupted and produced a terrible disaster on earth. Unlike in the north, the southern part of Bali is irrigated lowland rivers.

Based on the relief and topography, in the middle of the island lie the mountains that extends from west to east and between the mountains there is a cluster of volcanoes is Mount Batur and Mount Agung and the mountains are not volcanoes, namely Mount Merbuk, Patas and Mt Gunung Seraya. The existence of these mountains cause by Geographic Region Bali is divided into 2 (two) unequal parts namely North Bali with a narrow lowland and less sloping and South Bali with extensive lowland and sloping. Slope of the island consists of flat land (0-2%) covering 122 652 ha of undulating land (2-15%) covering 118 339 ha, steep land (15-40%) and an area of ​​190 486 ha of land is very steep (> 40%) covering 132 189 ha. Bali province to have 4 (four) lakes located in the mountains, the Lake Beratan, Buyan, Road and Lake Batur.

Bali Tample, Pura Batur

The capital of Bali is Denpasar. Other important places as Ubud is the arts center is located in Gianyar regency, while Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua is a place that became a tourist destination, both onshore and tourist resort.

The total area of ​​the Province of Bali is 5636.66 km2 or 0.29% of the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. Administratively, the Province of Bali is divided into 9 regency, 55 districts and 701 villages / wards.

The division of regency in Bali