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Encyclopedia > East Nusa Tenggara
Map showing East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia
Map showing East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia

East Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Timur) a province of Indonesia, located in the eastern portion Lesser Sunda Islands, including West Timor. The provincial capital is Kupang, located on West Timor. Image File history File links map of province of Indonesia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The number of provinces of Indonesia has tended to increase as new provinces have been split from existing territories. ... Map of Lesser Sunda Islands The Nusa Tenggara, or Lesser Sunda Islands, are a group of islands in the middle-south part of the Malay Archipelago. ... Map of Timor (island only) West Timor is a political region that comprises the western half of Timor island with the exception of Oecussi-Ambeno district (which is politically part of East Timor) and forms a part of the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur, (NTT or East Nusa Tenggara). ... Kupang is the capital of the Indonesian province East Nusa Tenggara. ...


The province consists of about 550 islands, but is dominated by the three main islands of Flores, Sumba, and the western half of Timor. The eastern of Timor is the independent country of East Timor. Map of Flores Island Flores (Portuguese for flowers) is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc with an estimated area of 14,300 km² extending east from the Java island of Indonesia. ... Sumba NASA Earthview Sumba is an Indonesian island. ... Map of Timor Timor Island from space, November 1989 (North is to the bottom of the image). ...


Other islands include:

Adonara is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, located east of the larger island of Flores. ... 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. ... Komodo is an island of Indonesia, one of the places where the Komodo Dragon can be found in the wild. ... Pulau Lembata (the island of Lembata), formerly known as Pulau Lomblen, is a volcanic island located next to the islands of Adonara and Solor in the east of Flores. ... (indonesian spelling - Rinca is also used. ... Rote Island (also spelled Roti) is an island of Indonesia, part of the East Nusa Tenggara province. ... Solor is a volcanic island located off the eastern tip of Flores island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. ...

Population

The population of the province is 3,799,914 (2000 census). The religious mix is atypcial of Indonesia, with 91% Christian (majority Catholic, large Protestant population), 8% Muslim, 0.6% Hindu & Buddhist and 0.4% holding traditional beliefs. East Nusa Tenggara has become the refuge for Indonesian Christians fleeing from persecution in Maluku and Irian Jaya. This article is in need of attention. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم) (sometimes also spelled Moslem) is an adherent of Islam. ... A Hindu (also spelt Hindoo) is an adherent of philosophies and scriptures of Hindu religion. ... The term Buddha is a word in ancient Indian languages including Pāli and Sanskrit which means one who has awakened. It is derived from the verbal root budh, meaning to awaken or to be enlightened, and to comprehend. It is written in devanagari script as Hindi: and pronounced as... 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. ... Map showing Papua province in Indonesia Papua is a province of Indonesia comprising part of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. ...


The secondary school enrolment rate of 39% is dramatically below the Indonesian average (62%). Clean drinking water, sanitation and lack of health facilities mean that resident's health is amongst the worst in Indonesia:

  • Malnutrition (children under 5): 32.2%
  • Child mortality (children under 5): 71 per 1000

Economy

The region's economy is the worst performing in Indonesia, with inflation, unemployment and interest rates all above the Indonesian average: Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California during the Great Depression. ... An interest rate is the price of money. ...

  • Economic growth: 2.74%
  • Inflation: 15%
  • Unemployment rate: 30%
  • Bank lending interest rates: 22-24%


 
Provinces of Indonesia
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Sumatra (Sumatera)
DI Aceh | North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara) | West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) | Bengkulu | Riau | Riau Islands (Kepulauan Riau) | Jambi | South Sumatra (Sumatera Selatan) | Lampung | Bangka-Belitung
Java (Jawa)
DKI Jaya | West Java (Jawa Barat) | Banten | Central Java (Jawa Tengah) | DI Yogyakarta | East Java (Jawa Timur)
Kalimantan
West Kalimantan (Kalimantan Barat) | Central Kalimantan (Kalimantan Tengah) | South Kalimantan (Kalimantan Selatan) | East Kalimantan (Kalimantan Timur)
The Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara)
Bali | West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat) | East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur)
Sulawesi
West Sulawesi (Sulawesi Barat) | North Sulawesi (Sulawesi Utara) | Central Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tengah) | South Sulawesi (Sulawesi Selatan) | South East Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara) | Gorontalo
The Maluku Islands and New Guinea (Irian)
Maluku | North Maluku (Maluku Utara) | West Irian Jaya (Irian Jaya Barat) | Papua

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