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Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. It contains 5 major islands and 30 smaller groups. There are 17508 islands that make up Indonesia. It is surrounded by the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and bridges two continents - Asia and Australia. The land is covered in thick rainforest, which is home to thousands of peculiar plants and animals. The soil is fertile from volcanic eruptions. There are over 400 volcanoes, 100 of which are active. The islands of Bali, Komodo, and Java are part of Indonesia. Click on the links to find out more about these fascinating islands. Read about Wallace's Line which will describe the strange phenomenon of distribution and evolution of species that live near each other.