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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands



The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia. There are two atolls and twenty-seven coral islands in the group. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, about half way from Australia to Sri Lanka.
Les îles Cocos (Cocos Islands), ou anciennement îles Keeling (Keeling Islands), sont un archipel corallien de l'océan Indien, formé autour de deux atolls principaux. Elles constituent depuis 1984 un territoire extérieur de l'Australie, formellement le « Territoire des îles Cocos » (Territory of Cocos Islands).
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Pulau Bangkei (E Enggano)

Bangkei, the middle island of the three and the smallest, is conspicuous from the sea, having a high sandy beach, with a tuft of trees near the center. It is located on the outer detached reef which lies off Eumo Point, the NE point of Telok Kiowa, a deep cove in the S part of Teluk ...
7 Feb 12

Pulau Dua (E Enggano)

Pulau Dua is inhabited and covered with trees; except for a small opening on the W side, it is surrounded by a coral reef of considerable extent, partly dry at LW, but having depths of 7.3 to 18.3m close-to.
7 Feb 12

Teluk Enggano (E Enggano)

Teluk Enggano (Engano Bay), the principal anchorage, is on the E side of the island, and has in its entrance three small islands surrounded by reefs, which always break heavily.
7 Feb 12

Gosong Makasar (W Sumatra)

Gosong Makasar (Makasser Reef), with a depth of 0.6m, lies about 12 miles SSE of the S extremity of Pulau Bodjo. It is easily recognized in the daytime by the high breakers on its shallow portion.
The reef extends 1 mile beyond the breakers.
7 Feb 12

Karang Posumah (Van Bylandt Reefs) (W Sumatra)

Karang Posumah consists of two patches, located about 7 miles ENE and E, respectively, of Pulau Bodjo; they have depths of 4.9 to 5.5m.
The SW side of the bank is very steep-to, but the NE side is more shelving. The shallowest parts may occasionally be distinguished by the swell, ...
7 Feb 12

Pulau Bodjo (W Sumatra)

Pulau Bodjo, lying about 2 miles S of the SE extremity of Pulau Tanahbala, is densely woodedand about 150m high. It is fringed by a steep-to reef which nearly dries, extending about 0.3 mile offshore in places.
A light is shown from the S side of the island.
7 Feb 12

Pulau Wunga (W Nias)

Pulau Wunga, about 8 NM S of Pulau Mausi, is low andcovered with coconut trees.
A large conspicuous tree, visible for 16 miles, is located on a small elevationnear the N end.
The reef extending from the N side of the island is ordinarily marked by high rollers; on the S side ...
6 Feb 12

Pulau Mausi (W Nias)

Pulau Mausi, low and barren, lies in the S approach to Labuan Atjeh, about 2.2 miles SE of Tanjung Sosilutte.
It has a white sandy beach, and is fringed by a reef onwhich the sea always breaks, extending about 1 mile S; there is a depth of 7.7m at the outer end of the reef.
 An ...
6 Feb 12

Ujung Genting (W Sumatra)

Ujung Genting, a round bluff headland covered with high trees, is discernible in Bengkulu Road and lies about 3 miles SSE of Ujung Teluk Punggur. From Ujung Genting, the coast of Sumatera extends in a SE direction for a distance of 183 miles to Vlakke Hoek, at the N side of the entrance ...
7 Feb 12

Tanjung Sirombu (W Nias)

Tanjung Sirombu, lying about 34 miles SSE of Tanjung Sosilutte, is low and wooded and may be identified by several tall casuarina trees which stand above the other trees. The point is marked by a light. From a distance it resembles an island, but from closer in the low wooded sandy ...
6 Feb 12

Tanjung Hele (S Nias)

Tanjung Hele, the S point of Telokdalam, lies about 6 miles E of Teluk Lagudri.
A reef marked by discolored water and very high surf, extends SE from Tanjung Hele, which should be rounded at a distance of at least 1 mile.
6 Feb 12

Teluk Dalam harbour (S Nias)

Teluk Dalam that means "Deep Gulf", is about 1 mile in length. It affords good shelter from all but SE winds, which, however, do not cause much swell, and is free from dangers.
It is easily recognized by Tanjung Batu, the N entrance point, which is dark, nearly perpendicular, and ...
6 Feb 12
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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
The longest axis of the island runs approximately 1,790 km (1,110 mi) northwest-southeast, crossing the equator near the centre. At its widest point the island spans ...
7 Jan 12


Large commercial vessels waiting in front of Singapore.
5 Nov 14

Andaman sea

The Andaman Sea (or Burma sea in Thai)  is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is a part of Indian Ocean.The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between ...
21 Nov 11

British Indian Ocean Territory

Le Territoire britannique de l'océan Indien, en anglais British Indian Ocean Territory, abrégé en BIOT en anglais, est un territoire britannique d'outre-mer situé dans le centre de l'océan Indien, dans l'archipel des Chagos qu'il occupe en totalité. Il se compose de 55 îles ...
22 Aug 14

West Australia

Australia is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas. Australia has a total of 34,218 kilometers of coastline (excluding all offshore islands).
The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, lies on the north-east coast and extends over 2,000 kilometers.
11 Jun 18
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