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Pulau Weh (N Sumatra)

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Pulau Weh (N Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Weh ((by the local population commonly referred to only as "Sabang", the name of the largest city), the largest of the islands off the N coast of Sumatra, is separated fromthe coast os Sumatra by Sempitan Malacca (Malacca passage), about 9 NM wide.

Kulam, the highest point of the island, is 657m high and is located 2 miles N of the SW point of the island.
Except in a few places the coast is rocky, with the exception of Karang Berduri located off the S extremity of the island. Vessels can approach the island fairly close at any point. The E and W coasts are fairly straight, with deep water generally close to the N coast is indented by Lhok Perialakot and Teluk Sabang, and the S coast by Teluk Balohan.

Safe anchorage can only be obtained in the innermost portion of the large bays near the shore.

The W coast is bold, except for a sandy bay near its center. There is an explosive dumping ground centered 7 miles WNW of Ujung Bau.

The island is known for its ecosystem; the Indonesian government has declared 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi) of inland and sea around the island as a wildlife protection area.
Coral reef areas around the island are known for their large variety of fish species.

There are four islets surrounding Weh Island: Klah, Rubiah, Seulako, and Rondo. Among those, Rubiah is well known for diving tourism, because of its coral reefs.

27/07/2017
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Jojo
Pulau Weh (N Sumatra)
Pulau Weh (N Sumatra)
13/01/2012
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