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Kupang is the provincial capital of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The city is located in West Timor, at 10°11′S, 123°35′E, and has a population of about 450,000. 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. ... 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). ...


As capital of East Nusa Tenggara, the transport and administrative links from Kupang with isolated islands are extensive.


The location was an important port and trading point during the Portuguese and Dutch colonial eras. There are ruins and remnant signs of the colonial presence in the city.


The city was an important landing and refueling place for early long distance aeroplane flights between Europe and Australia in the early twentieth century. It was an important location during the conflict in East Timor, for the Indonesian military, as well as the militias. The camps around Kupang were also of significant impact on the city.


Kupang was the final destination of Captain William Bligh(actually he was a lieutenant in the British Royal Navy)) who was set adrift in an open boat during the Mutiny on the Bounty. William Bligh in 1814 Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and colonial administrator. ...


The Mutiny on the Bounty(1789) took place about 30 nautical miles (56 km) from Tofua. Lt William Bligh navigated the overcrowded 23 foot (7 m) open launch on an epic 41-day voyage first to Tofua and then to the West Timor city of Kupang equipped only with a sextant and a pocket watch -- no charts or compass. He recorded the distance as 3,618 nautical miles (6710 km). The mutineers turning Lt Bligh and some of the officers and crew adrift from HMAV Bounty, 29 April 1789. ... Tofua Caldera, in Tonga, is the summit caldera of a steep-sided composite cone that forms Tofua Island. ... Map of Timor Timor Island from space, November 1989. ...

Kupang lighthouse and Sail Indonesia anchorage

He passed through the difficult Torres Strait along the way and landed on June 14. The only casualty of his voyage was a crewman named James Norton who was stoned to death by the natives of Tofua, the first island they tried to land on. The Mutiny was led by First Mate Fletcher Christian who fell in love with a Tahitian native and eventually settled on Pitcairn Island South East of Tahiti Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 3. ... Fletcher Christian (September 25, 1764 – October 3, 1793) was a Masters Mate on board the Bounty during William Blighs fateful voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plants. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Kupang is the first port of call for yachts in the annual Sail Indonesia rally which starts in Darwin, Australia towards the end of July each year. In 2006 about 100 yachts from around the world took part in the rally. From Kupang yachts head north to Alor and then stop at various ports in Indonesia over a period of about three months ending up in Singapore. See Sail Indonesia web site for more information. Sail Indonesia is a series of sailing and other events for yachts conducted each year in Indonesia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ...


External links

For an accurate history of what happened to the Mutineers see: [1]
For details of Sail Indonesia see: [2] Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kupang offers the relaxing opportunity for day diving, while three or four days, all inclusive, diving holidays to the magnificent island of Alor can also be arranged.
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