The biggest archipelago in the world approcconsists of 17,508 islands covering a vast area between Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean of more than 2 millions square kilometers. About 6000 of those Islands are inhabited. Indonesia is also a long island-bridge of 5000-km long, lays between Asia and Australia with the equator in the middle. It has a long chain of active volcanoes from the west part of Sumatra to the eastern part of Lesser Sunda Islands (ring of fire). It is in this area live orangutans, komodo dragons - the last dragons still exist on earth, and the bird of paradise. Among 600 varieties of orchid, 3000 species of bamboo, 30 types of banana, 70 meter high trees and the biggest flowers in the world (the Rafflesia, 1 meter in diameter) can be found here. The two biggest islands form a half of Indonesian territory, The Kalimantan (south part of Borneo) and Irian Jaya, the west part of New Guinea Island.