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The Green Islands of the Banggai Archipelago, Indonesia

March 21st, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Indonesia - March 20th, 2009

Indonesia - March 20th, 2009

The Banggai Archipelago (center) is a group of islands located at the far eastern end of the island of Sulawesi (top left), Indonesia, from which it is separated by the Peleng Strait. It is surrounded by the Banda Sea’s Gulf of Tolo and the Molucca Sea.

Its islands consist of Peleng, Banggai Island, Bowokan, Labobo, Kebongan, Kotudan, Tropettenando, Timpau, Salue Besar, Salue Kecil, Masepe, and Bangkulu.

Peleng is the largest island in the archipelago, with an area of 2406 km². The majority of people living there make their living by planting coconuts or sweet potatoes, or by fishing.

Banggai Island, just off the eastern shore of Peleng, is the second largest of the group, with an area of 268 km².

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