When did Indonesia take over Bali?
Bali was occupied by the Japanese during World War II. In 1946 a battle was fought between Dutch troops and Indonesian revolutionary forces at Marga in western Bali. The island became part of the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.
How old is Bali?
|Established||14 August 1958|
|Capital and largest city||Denpasar|
Who were the first people on Bali?
While Bali’s recorded history is scant, even in the last 100 years, there is evidence of a Stone Age people dating to around 2,500 B.C. and the arrival of the first migrations of the Austronesian people.
How densely populated is Bali?
There are almost 8.4 million people with an astonishing density rate of 946 people per square kilometre. It is in West Java, Bali’s westerly neighbouring island. Java is the most densely populated island in the world and possesses over half of Indonesia’s population (about 120 million).
What was Bali called before?
In 1597, the Dutch explorer Cornelis de Houtman arrived in Bali with 89 surviving men (out of 249 who had departed). After visits to Kuta and Jembrana, he assembled his fleet in Padang Bai. Enthusiastic, he christened the island “Young Holland” (Jonck Hollandt).
How many tourists visited Bali in the 1930s?
In the 1920s a few hundred tourists visited Bali every year and in the 1930s a few thousand. Miguel Covarrubias, who visited in the Thirties, was worried about the possible effect of tourism on Balinese culture. Read more about it in Secrets of Bali.
What was life like in Bali in the 1960s?
In the early 1960s there were rat and mouse plagues, insect infestations and crop failures. It was not an easy time. Read more about it in Secrets of Bali.
What was the population of Bali in 1964?
In 1964 there were 35,915; in 1965 29,367 (a drop of 18.23 per cent.) and in 1966 19,911 (another drop of 32.79 per cent.) In 1968, the figure was 10,997. Things changed following the settling in of the New Order regime of President Suharto in 1966. It was pro-West and coincided with a better world economy. A Bali Tourist Poster.
When did Bali become a province?
Bali officially became a province on 14 August 1958. Prior to that there was one province Sunda Kecil comprising Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. In 1960 the capital was moved from Singaraja to Denpasar.