Population 246 million
Area 1,919,440 sq km
Language Bahasa Indonesia
Religions Islam majority, plus Christian groups, Hinduism, animism and ancestor worship.
Currency Indonesian rupiah (Rp)
International phone code t +62
Time zone GMT + 7–9hr. Bali is one hour ahead of Java.
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Bali travel tips: 10 things to know before you go
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The other Bali: an alternative guide to the Island of Gods
Beyond the mystical sounds of gamelan and the intricate craft of batik, Bali boasts a world of subcultures often overlooked by visitors. The art makes bold stat…20 Nov 2015 • Colt St. George insert_drive_file Article