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The Barat Daya Islands (Kepulauan Barat Daya in Bahasa Indonesia) are a group of islands in the Maluku province of Indonesia. Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia and a remarkable language in several ways. ... This page is about the geography and history of the island group in Indonesia — for the political entities encompassing the islands, see Maluku (Indonesian province) and North Maluku. ... The number of provinces of Indonesia has tended to increase as new provinces have been split from existing territories. ...


Geography

Wetar is the largest island in the group, which also includes Romang and Damar islands. To the west, the Ombai Strait separates Wetar from Alor Island, the easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara). The Wetar Strait separates Wetar from Timor to the south. Romang and Damar lie east of Wetar, separated by the Romang Strait from the Leti Islands and Sermata Island. Ambon Island, Buru, and Seram lie some distance north across the Banda Sea. Alor is the largest island in the Indonesia, which from the west include such islands as Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, Flores Solor and Lomblen. ... Categories: Islands of Indonesia | Southeast Asia geography stubs | Indonesia geography stubs ... Categories: Islands of Indonesia | Southeast Asia geography stubs | Indonesia geography stubs ... Timor is an island at the south of the Malay Archipelago, divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, part of the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur with the surface of 11,883 sq mi/ 30,777 km². The name is a variant of timur, Malay... Ceram and Ambon Islands (Operational Navigation Chart, 1967) Not for navigational use Ambon City in 2001, showing heavy damage from fighting Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. ... Buru Island (Operational Navigation Chart, 1967) Not for navigational use Buru is an island in the Maluku (Indonesian province) province of Indonesia. ... Seram (formerly Ceram, also called Seran or Serang) is an island in the Maluku province of Indonesia. ... The Banda Sea is the sea of the Indonesia, technically part of the Pacific Ocean but separated from it by hundreds of islands, as well as the Halmahera and Ceram Seas. ...


The islands are part of a volcanic island arc that includes the Banda Islands, created by the collision of the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. Romang and Damar are volcanic; Wetar consists mostly of oceanic crust that was pushed to the surface by the colliding plates. The Barat Daya and Banda islands constitute an inner arc; the outer arc, which includes Timor, the Tanimbar Islands, and the Kai Islands, is mostly made up of oceanic crust lifted up by the collision, and wraps around south and east of the inner arc. The Gunungapi Wetar Volcano (elevation 282 m), a stratovolcano on Wetar, erupted in 1699 and 1512. Wetar has several gold mines. A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the earths interior made molten or liquid by high pressure and temperature) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... An island arc is a type of archipelago formed by plate tectonics as one oceanic tectonic plate subducts under another and produces magma. ... Banda Besar volcano in the Banda Islands Banda Besar island seen from Fort Belgica Banda Besar volcano seen from Fort Belgica. ... Categories: Plate tectonics | Geology stubs ... Categories: Plate tectonics | Geology stubs ... The Tanimbar Islands, also called Timor Laut, are a group of about 30 islands in the Maluku province of Indonesia. ... The Kai Islands (also Kei Islands) of Indonesia are in the south-eastern part of the Maluku Islands, in Maluku province. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... Events January 26 - Treaty of Karlowitz signed March 30 - the tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. ... Events April 11 - Battle of Ravenna. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2. ...


The islands, together with Timor, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, and most of Maluku, are part of Wallacea, the group of Indonesian islands that are separated by deep water from both the Australian and Asian continental shelves. The islands of Wallacea have never been linked by land to either Asia or Australia, and as a result have few mammals and a mix of flora and fauna from both continents. Rainfall is highly seasonal based on the monsoon, and the islands are mostly covered in tropical dry broadleaf forests that are partly deciduous, with many trees losing their leaves in the dry season. The Barat Daya Islands, together with Timor, the Leti Islands, and Alor, are designated as the Timor and Wetar deciduous forests ecoregion. Map of Sulawesi pictures by Julianto Halim Sulawesi (or Celebes) is a large Indonesian island. ... Wallacea is a biogeographical designation for a group of Indonesian islands separated by deep water from the Asian and Australian continental shelves. ... World map showing location of Asia A satellite composite image of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. ... Monsoon in Vindhya in centre India A monsoon is a periodic wind, especially in the Indian Ocean and southern Asia. ... Introduction Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests is a biome located at tropical and subtropical latitudes. ... Deciduous forest after leaf fall Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off). ... An ecoregion is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ...


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Barat Daya Islands - definition of Barat Daya Islands in Encyclopedia (367 words)
The Barat Daya Islands (Kepulauan Barat Daya in Bahasa Indonesia) are a group of islands in the Maluku province of Indonesia.
To the west, the Ombai Strait separates Wetar from Alor Island, the easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara).
The Barat Daya and Banda islands constitute an inner arc; the outer arc, which includes Timor, the Tanimbar Islands, and the Kai Islands, is mostly made up of oceanic crust lifted up by the collision, and wraps around south and east of the inner arc.
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