Information on Bali, Indonesia
- The island measures roughly 55 miles wide and 86 miles long, and is surrounded by the Java Sea in the north and the Indian Ocean in the south.
- A mountain chain splits the land in two, with Mt. Agung, an active volcano and the tallest peak, rising about 952 miles above sea level.
- Typical Balinese plants include banyan trees, tamarinds, acacias, palms and bamboo. Native animals include monkeys, small deer, civets and 300 species of birds.
- The population of 3 million is primarily Hindu with 370,000 living in the capital of Denpasar. Most Balinese practice farming, with fishing, crafts and trading as secondary professions.
- To enter Bali, Americans need a passport good for at least six months beyond the date of entry as well as a visa bought on arrival that lasts for 7 or 30 days.