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Encyclopedia > Lesser Sunda Islands
Lesser Sunda Islands
Geography
Location South East Asia
Coordinates 9°00′S, 120°00′E
Archipelago Sunda Islands
Administration
Flag of East Timor  East Timor
Flag of Indonesia  Indonesia
Provinces Bali,
West Nusa Tenggara,
East Nusa Tenggara
Map of Lesser Sunda Islands
Map of Lesser Sunda Islands
Satellite picture of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Satellite picture of the Lesser Sunda Islands

The Nusa Tenggara (lit. Southeast Islands), or Lesser Sunda Islands, are a group of islands in the middle-south part of the Malay Archipelago. Together with the Greater Sunda Islands to the west they make up the Sunda Islands. The islands are part of a volcanic arc, the Sunda Arc, formed by subduction along the Java Trench. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... The Sunda Islands are a group of islands in west part of the Indonesian Archipelago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Bali is an Indonesian island located at , the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. ... Map showing West Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia West Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Barat) is a province in south-central 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. ... Image File history File links Lesser_Sunda_Islands. ... Image File history File links Lesser_Sunda_Islands. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2200x1700, 599 KB) The Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia Forming the southern arc of central Indonesia, the Lesser Sunda Islands link the island of Java (west) to the island of Timor (east). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2200x1700, 599 KB) The Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia Forming the southern arc of central Indonesia, the Lesser Sunda Islands link the island of Java (west) to the island of Timor (east). ... World map depicting Malay Archipelago The Malay Archipelago is a vast archipelago located between mainland Southeastern Asia (Indochina) and Australia. ... The Greater Sunda Islands are a group of islands in the west part of the Malay Archipelago. ... The Sunda Islands are a group of islands in west part of the Indonesian Archipelago. ... Mariana Islands, an oceanic island arc Cascade Volcanic Arc, a continental volcanic arc A volcanic arc is a chain of volcanic islands or mountains formed by plate tectonics as an oceanic tectonic plate subducts under another tectonic plate and produces magma. ... Categories: Geology stubs | Plate tectonics ... The Juan de Fuca plate sinks below the North America plate at the Cascadia subduction zone. ... The Java Trench, also called Sunda Trench, with a length of 2 600 km and a maximum depth of 7 725 meters at 10°19N, 109°58E, was long thought to be the deepest trench of the Indian Ocean, but is in fact second to the Diamantina Trench...

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Administration

They are split into the Indonesian provinces of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara, and the independent state of East Timor. The province (Indonesian: provinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. ... Bali is an Indonesian island located at , the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. ... Map showing West Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia West Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Barat) is a province in south-central 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. ...


Partial list

Adonara is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, located east of the larger island of Flores. ... Map of the islands of East Nusa Tenggara, including Alor. ... Bali is an Indonesian island located at , the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. ... 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. ... Komodo is an island of Indonesia, one of the places where the Komodo dragon can be found in the wild. ... Gunung Rinjani from Gili Trawangan Lombok (1990 pop. ... Palue Island is an island located north of Flores Island in the Flores Sea. ... Pantar is the second largest island in the Indonesian Alor archipelago. ... Satellite photo of Roti Map of the islands of East Nusa Tenggara, including Rote. ... Solor is a volcanic island located off the eastern tip of Flores island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. ... Sangeang is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. ... // Location Savu (also known as Sawu, Sabu, Sawoe, Havu, Hawu, Hawoe) is situated midway between Sumba and Rote, west of Timor, in Indonesias eastern province, East Nusa Tenggara. ... The Lesser Sunda Islands; Sumba is in the center Sumba is an island in Indonesia, and is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands. ... Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. ... Map of Timor Timor Island from space, November 1989. ...

See also

Indonesia is an archipelago made of 18,108 islands, according to satellite images. ... The Greater Sunda Islands are a group of islands in the west part of the Malay Archipelago. ... World map depicting Malay Archipelago The Malay Archipelago is a vast archipelago located between mainland Southeastern Asia (Indochina) and Australia. ...

External links

  • Lesser Sunda Islands travel guide from Wikitravel
Indonesia Portal

  Results from FactBites:
 
Sunda Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (87 words)
The Sunda Islands are a group of islands in the western part of the Malay Archipelago.
The territory of the islands is divided between the present-day countries of Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
The Sundanese are an ethnic group in the western part of the island of Java.
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