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Pulau Lingga (E Sumatra)

Pulau Lingga (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Lingga Island is the largest and most populated of the Lingga Islands.  It has an area of 889 km² and is located south of the Riau Islands off the east coast of Sumatra. It is 4 miles N of pulau Singkep and has a NW and SE direction. It largely consists of alluvial flats.

The NE coast of Pulau Lingga is formed of numerous hillocks, from 61 to 91m high, which gives it a uniform appearance, but neither it nor the adjacent islets are safe to approach at night. The hills near the N end of the island are 202m and 226m high.

The W coast of Pulau Lingga trends N about 4 miles from Tanjung Labuandadong to Pulau Pulon. The latter point is very conspicuous, and from it the coast trends NNE for 12 miles to Selat Dasi.

27/02/2012
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Pulau Bujang and Gojong (E Lingga)

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Merodong group (Indonesia)

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Merodong, the ...
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Pulau Kentar (Indonesia)

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Pulau Mesanak (Indonesia)

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Pulau Cempah - Pulau Laut (Indonesia)

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Pulau Cempah is fairly ...
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Pulau Bakau (Indonesia)

Pulau Bakau, lying about 1 mile N of Pulau Kentar, is surrounded by a reef; Tjandur and Beringin, two small islets, are located on the reef about 1 mile N of Bakau.
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Pulau Kapas ( Indonesia)

Kapas, a rock, 0.6m high, on the N end of the reef, lies nearly 3.5 miles NW of Bakau.
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Maras Rocks (E Lingga)

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Selanga Islets and Alor Islands (Indonesia)

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Pulau Pulon (W Lingga)

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Pulau Sikeling - Blanding - Lobam (Indonesia)

Pulau Sikeling, 91m high and about 1 mile long, lies 1 mile S of Pulau Buaya.
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Local Area

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 ...
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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, ...
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Pulau Kentar (Indonesia)

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When coming from the N and before the adjacent islands to the S are visible, this high point resembles the hill on the SE end of ...
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Pulau Bakau (Indonesia)

Pulau Bakau, lying about 1 mile N of Pulau Kentar, is surrounded by a reef; Tjandur and Beringin, two small islets, are located on the reef about 1 mile N of Bakau.
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Pulau Sebangka (E Lingga)

Pulau Sebangka lies between Pulau Lingga and Pulau Temiang to the NW. It is 19 miles long between Tanjung Gantong, its SE end, and Oetan Besar, its NW end, with a maximum breadth of about 3 miles.
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