Sunday, May 1, 2011

INDONESIA - How many islands!

That's it! After a series of expeditions from the Department of Sea and Fisheries held from 2007 to 2010, Indonesia has finally finished counting and naming its islands. She has less than pred u! For years the official figure of 17 508 islands, traveling in all institutions. Or did the census counted only 13,466.

Many islands in fact had several names and many shoals were recorded as islands. The 13,466 islands with their respective names will be compiled in a book and presented in Vienna in UNGEGN (group of UN experts on geographical names) in early May 2011. This registry will serve as international reference and geography textbook in all schools in Indonesia

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