The people

Bali has a population of over 4,225,000 residents. A majority of the people here follow Balinese Hinduism (83.3%), followed by Islam (13.4%), Christianity (2.5%) and Buddhism (0.5%). The Balinese, as people are exceptionally artistic and religious and this combination is expressed in their various art forms, including the intricately-decorated temples and the handicrafts. In terms of income, tourism is the largest industry and most businesses are related to it. Most of the people are employed in agriculture or agro-related activities. Apart from rice, the other crops grown include coffee and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Tourists dress in western wear but have to abide by a dress code in the temples and other religious places.

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