An island in Indonesia east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts.
Island of Indonesia, E of Java, one of the Sunda Islands
area 5,800 sq km/2,240 sq mi
physical volcanic mountains
features Balinese dancing, music, drama; 1 million tourists a year (1990)
industries gold and silver work, woodcarving, weaving, copra, salt, coffee
history Bali’s Hindu culture goes back to the 7th century; the Dutch gained control of the island by 1908.