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Timor, Across the Sea from Northwestern Australia

10.6S 124.7E

September 9th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Australia - September 5th, 2011

Sediments line the coast of northwestern Australia, giving a green tinge to the waters along the shoreline. Visible across the sea is Timor, an island at the southern end of Maritime Southeast Asia, north of the Timor Sea.

It is divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, belonging to the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. The island’s surface is 30,777 square kilometres.

Timor is located north of Australia, and is one of the easternmost Sunda Islands. Together with Sumba, Babar and associated smaller islands, Timor forms the southern outer archipelago of the Lesser Sunda Islands with the inner islands of Flores, Alor and Wetar to the north, and beyond them Sulawesi.

 

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