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

West Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Barat) is a province in south-central Indonesia. It covers the western portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands, except for Bali. Image File history File links IndonesiaWestNusaTenggara. ... 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. ... Topography Map showing Bali within Indonesia Sunset at Jimbaran Beach, Bali Young Balinese Dancers Rice terraces at entrance to Gunung Kawi Temple Statue of Dewi Sri — Ubud, Bali Bali is an Indonesian island. ...


The two largest islands in the province are Lombok in the west and the larger Sumbawa island in the east. Mataram, on Lombok, is the capital and largest city of the province. Satellite photograph of Lombok, showing its volcano. ... Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain with Lombok to the west and Flores to the east. ... Mataram is a city on the west side of the island of Lombok, Indonesia. ...


Lombok is mainly inhabited by the Sasak ethnic group, with a minority Balinese population, and Sumbawa is inhabited by Sumbawa and Bima ethnic groups. Each of these groups has a local language associated with it as well. The population of the province is 3.821.134 (2000 census). The Sasak live mainly on the island of Lombok, numbering around 2. ... The Balinese population of 4 million, or 2. ... 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). ...


A 2002 United Nations Development Programme report classified West Nusa Tenggara as the least-developed province in Indonesia. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the largest multilateral source of grant technical assistance in the world. ...


External links

  • Travel guide to West Nusa Tenggara from Wikitravel
  • West Nusa Tenggara


Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...

 
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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Science Fair Projects - West Nusa Tenggara (295 words)
West Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Barat) is a province in south-central Indonesia.
The two largest islands in the province are Lombok in the west and the larger Sumbawa island in the east.
A 2002 United Nations Development Programme report classified West Nusa Tenggara as the least-developed province in Indonesia.
Nusa Tenggara (100 words)
Nusa Tenggara Nusa Tenggara in old Javanese means southeastern islands, refering to the tightly-packed necklace of sparsely inhabited islands stretching east from Bali.
The islands of Nusa Tenggara are formed by protruding peaks of a giant submarine mountain range that runs from Sumatra to Timor.
The depth of water separating the islands of Nusa Tenggara is such that even at the height of Ice Ace, when the sea level was about 200 m lower, there were no land bridges between the islands.
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