The world's most peculiarly shaped island, Sulawesi has been said to resemble an open-jawed crocodile. Lying between Kalimantan (Borneo) and Maluku, Sulawesi is Indonesia's third-largest island, with an area of 67,000 square miles. The population of multi-racial Sulawesi is almost 11 million. An amazing diversity of societies exists here, with a distinct contrast of old and new, traditional and modern within the many cultures themselves. There are the fiercely Islamic Bugis and Makassarese of the south, the animist-Christian Torajans in the south-central region, and the prosperous Christian Minahasans of the north. This variety, along with some spectacular scenery, makes Sulawesi a popular destination, especially in the southern area and Toraja. However, Sulawesi also contains some of Indonesia's most remote jungle areas, with unusual flora and fauna and relatively unknown tribes.