Bali Facts

Bali Facts
Bali is one of about 13,700 islands in the Indian Ocean that is part of the Republic of Indonesia. Bali Province's capital is Denpasar. The census in 2001 put Bali's population at 3,156,392.


Bali's terrain is diverse. Six volcanoes range in height from 4,429 feet to 9,888 feet. Other geographical characteristics are slightly sloping land, deep ravines and tropical rain forests.


Bali's main exports are seafood, gems and jewelry, garments, knitted products and leather goods. Bali exports these goods to the United States, Britain, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and other countries.


Approximately 282 bird species are found on Bali; the Bali Starling, also known as Rothschild's Mynah, is in danger of extinction. Dolphins, dugongs, muntjaks, chevrotains and the black panther are some of the mammals found in West Bali National Park.


The sacred trees of Bali are the banyan and pule. Bamboo is used for building. Cloves and coffee grow abundantly. Bougainvillea, jasmine, orchids, papaya, passion fruit and local grapes are common plants.


The average year-round temperature in Bali is 89 degrees F. October to April is the rainy season with high humidity. The mountains are cooler than the coastal areas.

Article Written By Ellen Kendall

Ellen Kendall has 15 years of writing and editing experience. Her travel and insurance articles have appeared in national magazines. Her book contributions include biographies and multi-cultural and Holocaust lesson plans. She has previously served as a real estate broker and interior designer and taught ESL in Korea and at Duke.

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