Java

A Javanese farmer, Tuban

A Javanese farmer, Tuban
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130 million people, over half Indonesia’s population, are crowded into Java, one of the most densely populated places on earth. A spine of thirty-eight volcanoes runs the length of the island, including Mount Merapi, the country’s most active. People by the millions stream between Java’s verdant rice fields and cool tea plantations, and bustling port cities such as Surabaya and Jakarta, the sprawling, exhaust-choked capital of the nation.