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Encyclopedia > Rote Island
Satellite photo of Roti
Satellite photo of Roti
Map of the islands of East Nusa Tenggara, including Rote.
Map of the islands of East Nusa Tenggara, including Rote.

Rote Island (Indonesian: Pulau Rote, also spelled Roti) is an island of Indonesia, part of the East Nusa Tenggara province of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The uninhabited Dana Island (also called Ndana), just south of Rote is the southernmost island of Indonesia. It has an area of 1200 kmĀ². It lies 500 km northeast of the Australian coast and 170 km northeast of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands. The island is situated to the southwest of the larger island of Timor. To the north is the Savu Sea, and to the south is the Timor Sea. To the west is Savu and Sumba. Along with some other nearby small islands, such as Ndao, it forms the kabupaten (regency) of Roti Ndao, which in 2005 held an estimated population of 108,615. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x702, 1154 KB) Satellite image of the island of Rote, Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x702, 1154 KB) Satellite image of the island of Rote, Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Nusa_Tenggara_Timur. ... 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 province (Indonesian: provinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. ... Map of Lesser Sunda Islands Satellite picture of the Lesser Sunda Islands The Nusa Tenggara (lit. ... Indonesia is an archipelago made of 18,108 islands, according to satellite images. ... Timor is an island at the south end of the Malay Archipelago, divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara with the surface of 11,883 sq mi (30,777 km²). The name is a variant of timur... The Savu Sea (or the Sawu Sea) is a small sea named for the island of Savu (Sawu) on its southern boundary. ... The Timor Sea (Indonesian: Laut Timor; Portugeuse: Mar Timor) is an arm of the Indian Ocean situated between the island of Timor, now split between the states of Indonesia and East Timor, and the Northern Territory of Australia. ... // 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. ... A regency (kabupaten) is a political subdivision of a province in Indonesia. ...


The main town, called Ba'a, is located in the north of the island. It has a good surf area in the south around the village of Nembralla. There is a daily ferry to the island from Kupang, the provincial capital on West Timor, which brings tourists. Look up surf on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Kupang is the provincial capital of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. ... 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). ...


Agriculture is the main form of employment. Fishing is also important, especially in the eastern village of Papela, which has led to disputes with Australia over the water between them.[1]


References

  1. ^ Jill Elliott, 1996, "Fishing in Australian Waters," Inside Indonesia vol. 46 http://www.insideindonesia.org/edit46/elliott.htm; Richard Tanter, 2000, "After fear, before justice: Indonesia and Australia over the long haul, as if ethics mattered." Inside Indonesia vol. 61 http://www.insideindonesia.org/edit61/richard.htm

See also

Indonesia Portal
Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands according to Indonesian government estimates, with about 6,000 of those inhabited. ... Image File history File links Portal. ...

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Rote Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
Rote Island (Indonesian: Pulau Rote, also spelled Roti) is an island of Indonesia, part of the East Nusa Tenggara province of the Lesser Sunda Islands.
It lies 500 km northeast of the Australian coast and 170 km northeast of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
The island is situated to the southwest of the larger island of Timor.
East Nusa Tenggara - Places of Interest: KUPANG, LASIANA BEACH, SEMAU ISLAND, CAMPLONG, MENIPO ISLAND, OENESU, ... (802 words)
This island is occupied by various kinds of animals, such as Timor deer (Cervus Timorensis), wild pigs, turtles, alligators, bats, small birds, pigeons and turtle- doves.
Rote Island is a part of Kupang Regency and is the southernmost island of Indonesia.
Rote just off the southern tip of Timor island, consists of rolling hills, terraced plantations, palm of acacia, savanna and some forests.
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