Islands of Indonesia


Islands of Indonesia

Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands (based from "Seminar Nasional Penetapan Nama Pulau-pulau Kecil Dalam Presektif Sejarah" or "National Seminary of Name For Little Islands From History Side", July 16 to 18 at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, now we know they have a new amount of the islands total, 8.844 that have been named) according to Indonesian government estimates, with about 6,000 of those inhabited. The country extends from adjacent the Malay Peninsula in its west and into Melanesia in its east. According to a 2002 survey by National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Indonesia has 18,306 islands. Counting tidal islands (periodically submerged) doubles the island figure, and many islands with no name or the same names, making it very confusing even to the government of Indonesia.

Management of the islands sometimes includes a Regency (Indonesia) covers a small island chain.

On September 21, 2007, an 8.4 Earthquake struck Sumatra near South Pagai Island, producing a cluster of 6 small new islands, and enlarging others by uplift. [ [http://cais.gsi.go.jp/Research/topics/topic071001/rgb_e.html Southern Sumatra Earthquake in 2007, coastal change, GSI ] ] A large portion of Indonesia is seismically active, the number, size, shape of islands continues to evolve.

Main islands

* Greater Sunda Islands
** Borneo — divided between Indonesian Kalimantan, Brunei, and Malaysia's states of Sabah and Sarawak
** Java (formerly Jawa Dwipa)
** Sumatra (formerly Swarna Dwipa)
** Sulawesi (formerly Celebes)
* New Guinea — divided between Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua and the independent nation of Papua New Guinea

Other islands

Java

Province of Banten
* Deli
* Manuk
* Panaitan
* Panjang
* Sangiang
*
* Tunda
* Umang

Province of DKI Jakarta
* Thousand Islands archipelago (Kepulauan Seribu) 105 islands. Only 11 islands are inhabited.
** Angel (Pulau Bidadari)
** Ayer
** Big Bira (Pulau Bira Besar)
** Big Lancong (Pulau Lancong Besar)
** Big Umbrella (Pulau Payung Besar)
** Boy Scouts (Pulau Pramuka)
** Cipir
** Coconut (Pulau Kelapa)
** Edam
** Great Tiger (Pulau Macan Besar)
** Hope (Pulau Harapan)
** Karya
** Kelor
** Kotok
** Lucky Java (Pulau Untung Jawa)
** Onrust
** Panggang
** Pantara
** Rainbow (Pulau Pelangi)
** Sebira
** Sepa
** Stingray (Pulau Pari)
** Tidung

Province of West Java
* Rakit

Province of Central Java
* Karimun Java
* Nusa Kambangan - prison island

Province of East Java
* Bawean archipelago (kepulauan Bawean)
* Genteng
* Iyang
* Kambing Island (East Java)
* Kangean Islands archipelago (kepulauan Kangean)
* Madura
* Masalembu
* Nusa Barung
* Puteran
* Raas
* Raja
* Sapudi

umatra

Province of Aceh, 119 islands

* Aceh island
* Babi
* Banyak archipelago (kepulauan Banyak), 99 islands
** Balai
** Bangkaru
** Singkilbaru
** Tuangku
** Ujung Batu
* Breueh
* Lasia
* Weh Island
* Simeulue Island

Province of North Sumatra, 419 islands

"Nias archipelago (Kepulauan Nias)"

**Mause
**Onolimbu
**Siite
**Wunga

* Hinako archipelago (Kepulauan Hinako)
**Asu
**Bawah
**Bögi
**Hamutala
**Herwanga
**Hinako
**Imana
**Langu

* Batu archipelago (formerly Batoe Eilanden), 51 islands
** Tello
** Sibaranun
** Sigata
** Sipika
** Lorang
** Biang
** Pini
** Lagu
** Bias
** Tanah bala
** Tanah masa
** Penang
** Makolo
** Bojo
** Simuk

* Berhala island on the Strait of Malacca
* Hamutaia
* Imanna
* Jake
* Lego
* Makole
* Masa

* Samosir island on Lake Toba
* Sigata
* Simaleh
* Wunga

Province of West Sumatra
* Mentawai Islands
** Siberut
** Sipura (Pulau Sipora)
** North Pagai
** South Pagai
* Pasumpahan

Province of Lampung
* Child of Krakatoa (Pulau Anak Krakatau)

Province of Riau
* Rupat
* Bengkalis
* Padang
* Rangsang
* Tebing Tinggi Island
* Basu

Province of Riau Islands, about 3,200 islands

* Natuna archipelago (Kepulauan Natuna)
** South Natuna archipelago
*** Midai island
*** Subi island
*** Panjang Island, (Natuna)
*** Serasan island
** Anambas archipelago
*** Airabu island
*** Jemaja island
*** Mubur island
*** Siantan island
*** Matak island
*** Tarempah island
** Natuna Besar archipelago
*** Natuna Besar island
*** Laut, (Natuna) island
** Tambelan archipelago
*** Badas Islands archipelago
*** Tembelan Besar island
*** Uwi island
*** Mendarik island
*** Benua island
*** Panjantan island
* Riau Archipelago
** Batam
** Bunguran
** Bintan
** Bulan
** Combol
** Galang
** Karimun
** Kundur
** Rempang
* Lingga Islands
** Lingga with nearby islands:
*** Alut
** Singkep with nearby islands:
*** Posik
*** Serak
*** Lalang
** Sebangka with nearby islands:
*** Senayang
*** Kapas
*** Kentar
*** Mowang
*** Lobam
*** Cempah
** Bakung
** Selayar, (Riau Is)
** Temiang
** Mesawak

Province of Bangka-Belitung Islands
* Bangka Island
* Belitung
* Liat
* Lepar
* Mendanau

Kalimantan

Province of East Kalimantan
* Derawan Islands
** Kakaban
** Bunaka
* Balabalagan Islands
* Bunyu
* Mandul
* Mapat
* Sebatik
* Tarakan Island
* Maratua

Province of South Kalimantan
* Laut Kecil Islands
** Matasiri
** Kalambau
** Kadapongan
* Laut Island
* Sebuku
* Karamain

Province of Central Kalimantan

Province of West Kalimantan
* Pandang Tikar
* Karimata Islands
** Karimata
* Bawal
* Galam
* Maya Karimata also just "Maya"

ulawesi

Province of North Sulawesi
* Talaud Islands
** Karakelong
** Salebabu
** Kaburuang
* Miangas
* Sangihe Islands
** Budike
** Sangir Besar, aka Sangir Island
** Kalama Island
** Karatikang
** Para Island
** Siau Island
** Tahulandang
** Biaro
** Talisei
** Bangka (Sangihe)
* Nanusa Islands
* Karakaralong IslandsProvince of Central Sulawesi
* Togian Islands
** Unauna
** Batudaka
** Togian
** Talatakoh
** Puah Island
* Banggai Islands
** Peleng
** Banggai
** Bangkulu
** Bowokan Islands (aka Treko)
*** Bowokan
* Timpaus
* Salabangka Islands
* Manui

Province of South Sulawesi
* Pabbiring Islands
* Marasende
* Doangdoangan Besar
* Kalukalukuang
* Dewalakang-Lompo
* Tanakeke
* Taka Rewataya
* Sabalana Islands
* Tengah Islands
* Selayar Islands
** Kambing Island (South Sulawesi)
** Selayar Island
* Tambalongang
* Kayuadi
* Tanahjampea
* Kalao
* Bonerate
* Takabonerate Islands
* Macan Islands

Province of Southeast Sulawesi

* Tukangbesi Islands
** Wakatobi
*** Wangiwangi Island,
*** Kambode
*** Kampenane
*** Timor
*** Kaledupa
*** Hoga
*** Linea Island,
*** Tomea
*** Talondano
*** Lineta
*** Binongko
** Moromaho
** Cowocowo
** Kentiole
** Runduma
** Anano
** Karang Kapota atoll
** Karang Kaledupa atoll
** Karang Koromaha atoll
** Karang Kadupa atoll
** Langkesi islands
* Wowoni
* Buton
* Muna
* Siumpu
* Batuata
* Kabaena
* Kakabia
* Karompa Lompo
* Kalaotoa
* Bahulu
* Labengke
* Padea Besar

Lesser Sunda Islands

Province of Bali
* Bali
* Nusa Penida
* Nusa Lembongan
* Nusa Ceningan

Province of West Nusa Tenggara
* Lombok
* Sumbawa
* Sangeang
* Moyo Island

Province of East Nusa Tenggara
* Alor Archipelago (kepulauan Alor), 14 islands + 1 (E.Timor)
** Alor
** Buaya
** Kepa
** Pantar
** Pura
** Tereweng
** Kangge
** Kura)
** Sika
** Kapas
** Batang Island
** Lapang
** Rusa
* Flores
* Komodo
* Palu'e aka Palu
* Rinca
* Rote Island
* Savu (Savu Islands)
** Rai Hawu (Savu, Sawu, Sabu, Sawoe, Havu, Hawu, awoe)
** Rai Jua (Rai Djua, Raijua)
** Rai Dana (Dana)
* Solor Archipelago
** Adonara
** Lembata (Lomblen)
** Solor
* Sumba
* Timor—divided between Indonesian West Timor and the independent nation of East Timor
* Semau

Maluku

Province of Maluku

*Buru, former prison island, with nearby islands:
**Ambelau

*Seram, with nearby islands:
**Ambon ("Amboyna")
**Buano
**Haruku
**Kelang
**Manipa
**Saparua

*Gorong archipelago (Kepulauan Gorong)
**Gorong
**Manawoka
**Panjang

*Watubela archipelago (Kepulauan Watubela)
**Kasiui
**Tioor

*Banda archipelago (Kepulauan Banda)
**Ay
**Banana (Pulau Pisang)
**Banda Naira
**Batukapal
**Big Banda (Pulau Banda Besar/Lonthoir)
**Crab (Pulau Karaka)
**Hatta (formerly Rozengain island)
**Manuk
**Manukang
**Nailaka
**Run
**Saaru

*"'Tayandu Islands (also Tayahad), 17 islands
**Kaimeer
**Kur Island
**Manggur
**Taam
**Tayandu
**Walir

*Kai archipelago (Kepulauan Kai)
**Big kai (Pulau Kai Besar)
**Small kai (Pulau Kai Kecil)
**Kaitanimbar

*"'Aru archipelago (Kepulauan Aru), 85 islands (the largest are Warilau, Kola, Wokam, Kobroor, Maikoor and Trangan)
** Baun
** Enu
** Kobroor
** Kola Island
** Maikoor
** Penambulai
** Trangan
** Wamar
** Warilau
** Wokam
** Workai
** Jin Islands (Kepulauan Jin)

*"'Tanimbar Islands archipelago (Kepulauan Tanimbar), 66 islands, only 7 inhabited
**Fordata
**Larat
**Maru
**Molu
**Nuswotar
**Selaru
**Selu
**Seira
**Wotap
**Wuliaru
**Yamdena

*Babar Island archipelago (Kepulauan Babar), 6 islands
**Babar
**Dai
**Daweloor
**Dawera
**Masela
**Wetan

*Barat Daya Islands archipelago (Kepulauan Barat Daya)
**Damar
**Maopora
**Romang
**Wetar

*Sermata archipelago (Kepulauan Sermata)
**Sermata
**Coconut (Pulau Kelapa)
**Luang

*Leti Islands archipelago (Kepulauan Leti)
**Kisar
**Lakor
**Leti
**Moa

Small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea
*Nila
*Serua
*Teun

The province of North Maluku

*Halmahera, with nearby islands:
**Damar (North Maluku)
**Hasil
**Machian (Pulau Makian)
**Mare
**Morotai
**Moti
**Sayafi
**Ternate
**Tidore

*Bacan, with nearby islands:
**Kasiruta
**Kayoa
**Latalata
**Mandioli
**Taneti

*Morotai, with nearby islands:
*Rau

*Gebe Umera, with nearby islands:
**Yu

*North Loloda archipelago (Kepulauan Loloda Utara)
**Dagasuli
**Doi

*Widi archipelago (Kepulauan Widi)

*Obi Islands, with nearby islands:
**Bisa
**Gomumu
**Obilatu
**Tapat
**Tobalai

*Sula archipelago (Kepulauan Sula)
**Lifamatola
**Mangole
**Seho
**Sulabesi
**Taliabu

Small volcanic islands in North Maluku
*Mayu
*Pisang (North Maluku)
*Tifore
*Lawin
*Boo Islands

New Guinea

Islands on the west of the main New Guinea island

Province of West Papua

610 islands, 35 inhabited

North of New Guinea Island:

*Asia Islands archipelago (kepulauan Asia)
**Fani
**Igin
**Miarin
*Ayu Islands archipelago (kepulauan Ayu)
*Mapia Islands north of Cenderawaish Bay
** Bras Island
** Pegun Island
*Bantang (Batangpele), with nearby islands:
**Minyahun
**Penemu
**Yar
*Kabu Islands (kepulauan Kabu)
*Kalis Islands (kepulauan Kalis)
*Mansuar, with nearby islands:
**Kri

*Raja Ampat archipelago (kepulauan Raja Ampat or Four Kings archipelago): over 1500 islands
**Batanta
** Gag
**Fam Islands (kepulauan Fam)
**Misool with nearby islands:
***Babi
***Daram
***Ketimkerio
***Polee
***Wagmab
***Walib
***Warakaraket/Warakaget
**Nusela Islands (kepulauan Nusela)
**Rombombo Islands (kepulauan Rombombo) - near Sorong
*** Doom
*** Kabra
*** Tsiof
**Selawati
**Waigeo
***Gam
***Kawe
***Me
***Uranie
***Wayag
***Yeben
***Kofiau
*Sariga Islands (kepulauan Sariga)
**Selawati, nearby islands:
**Batanta
***Igiem
***Jefman/Yefman
***Warir
**Sayang
**Su Islands (kepulauan Su)
*Wai (on the strait of Dampier)
* Segaf Islands, due south of Misool.
* Valse Pisang Islands, due east of Misool.

Other islands in West Papua Province:

within Cenderawasih Bay:
*Auri Islands archipelago (kepulauan Auri)
*Meos Waar
*Rumberpon
*Roon Island
*Meos Angra

in Sebakor Bay:
*Karas
*Semai

in Kamrau Bay:
*Adi Island (in Kaimana regency)
*Aduma

Others:
*Sabuda (near Fatagar Tuting cape)


=Province of Papua:=

* Biak Islands (kepulauan Biak aka Schouten archipelago):
** Biak
** Padaido Islands (kepulauan Padaido)
** Numfor
** Yapen
** Mios Num
** Kaipuri
** Supiori
* Kumamba Islands (Kepulauan Kumamba)
* Podena Islands (Kep Podena)
* Moor Islands archipelago (kepulauan Moor) in Cenderawasih Bay
* Komoran
* Yos Sudarso (Dolak, Kimaam, and formerly Frederik-Hendrik Island)

References

ee also

*Geography of Indonesia

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