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Batara is 6 years old and lives in Indonesia.
Batara lives with his mother. Batara's mother is Not Employed. Batara has 2 siblings living in the household. Batara helps with the following duties at home: Gardening Or Farming and Running Errands. Batara's favourite activities and interests include: Ball Games and Marbles. Activities that Batara enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Batara's favourite activities are: Playing Games. Batara attends school. He is in the equivalent of preschool. Batara's favourite subject is Art. His performance in school is Average. Batara's family lives in the area of Desa Salu in Indonesia.
Indonesia consists of 13,000 islands along the equator between Australia and Asia. The larger islands have central mountain ranges and fertile plains and lowlands. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from October to April.
With the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia is a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken, but the common tongue is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and animism are also followed.
When Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492, he sought a new route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The Portuguese arrived in the sixteenth century but were soon outnumbered by the Dutch, who, beginning in 1602, slowly gained control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1965 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms.
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