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Topography of Natuna Besar, Indonesia

3.9N 108.1E

March 7th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Indonesia - January 4th, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows some of the 272 islands of the Natuna Islands archipelago, located in the Natuna Sea (a section of the South China Sea) in the larger Tudjuh Archipelago, off the northwest coast of Borneo. The islands are administratively part of the Riau Islands province of Indonesia.

The Natuna islands are divided into three groups: North Natuna, which includes Laut Island (Pulau Laut); Middle Natuna, which includes Natuna Besar; and South Natuna, which includes Subi Besar.  This image focuses on Natuna Besar (or Great Natuna), the main island of the Natuna Besar Archipelago, as well as the Natuna Islands. The area of Natuna Besar is 1720 km².

Sediments Around the Riau Islands, Indonesia

May 2nd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Indonesia - April 23rd, 2009

Indonesia - April 23rd, 2009

Sediments flow off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, around the Riau Islands, and into the Strait of Malacca.

The strait stretches 805 kilometers (500 miles) between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. Across from the Riau Islands, on the peninsula, is the city of Singapore.

Riau Islands is a province of Indonesia, consisting of Riau Archipelago, Natuna Islands, Anambas, and Lingga Islands. There are around 3,200 islands in the province.

Batam has a majority of the province’s population. Other populated major islands include Bintan and Karimun. Sizewise, however, the sparsely populated Natuna Islands are larger.

While the amount of sediments is densest, appearing golden brown, around the Riau Islands, sediments are also present along the entire coastline of Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula.

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