Bali (Indonézia)

System of government: republic
Administrative division: 27 provinces
Area: 1,919,440 km²
Population: 237,512,355 (2008)
Capital: Jakarta (9,341,400 inhabitants)
Other important cities: Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, Palembang
Highest point: Puncak Jaya, 5,030 m
Most important rivers: Kapuas
Official language: Bahasa Indonesia
Currency: rupiah (RP) = 100 sen
Neighbors: Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Malaysia
Public holiday: 17 August (Independence Day)
Racial and ethnic groups: Indonesians – Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Batak, Minangkabau, Balinese, Menadonese, Dayak, Ambonese, Papuan and other (92%), foreign ethnicities – Chinese, Arabs, Indian, Pakistani, Europeans (8%)
Religion: Islam (86%), Protestantism (6.5%), Roman Catholicism (3.1%), Hinduism (1.9%), Buddhism (1%), Confucianism (1%), other (0.5%)
Time zone: Slovakia +5 to +7
International Vehicle Registration: RI
Internet TLD: .id
Calling code: +62
Electricity: 127/230 V
Travel documents and visa: passport and visa
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Indonesia:
Embassy of the Slovak Republic
29, Jalan Prof. Moh. Yamin, SH
P. O. Box 1368
Republic of Indonesia
0062/21/310 10 68
0062/21/392 67 54
0062/21/315 14 29
Fax: 0062/21/310 11 80

Volcanic diamond with a unique atmosphere


This picturesque island of volcanic origin in a shape of a diamond is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia. Colorful coral reefs, warm sea and stunning beaches will convince you that this is how paradise on earth can look like.

This Indonesian island will show you its most beautiful outfit at the end of monsoon in May or June. It’s the time when tranquillizing light-green color prevails in the jungle and your eyes get captivated by thickly vegetated blooming areas. Bali is dominated by volcanic mountains that rise to the sky and are overgrown with virgin forests extending across the northern part of the island. Fertile lowlands with terraced rice fields in the south complete this romantic scenery.

The unique native culture of the locals comprising beautiful pictures and paintings, carefully crafted woodcarvings, music, dance, theatrical and spectacular religious festivals complete the atmosphere of this exotic island. Religion plays an important role in lives of the natives, which is demonstrated by the presence of thousands of temples ranging from monumental complex Besakih, the most sacred place on the island, to small rural sanctuaries.
Bali islanders know two seasons only – dry season between April and October; and rainy season, which starts in November and ends in March. The average year-round temperature is 26 degrees; the temperatures frequently rise to ±40 degrees in July and August. In any case don’t forget your raincoat – it can start raining at any time without warning.