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Pulau Rangsang (E Sumatra)

Pulau Rangsang (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Rangsang, with an area of 908 km², is E of Merbau island and N of Tebingtinggi island.

The N and NE coasts of Pulau Rangsang are fringed by a mud bank which dries out up to 1 mile offshore. A village stands on the NE side of the island 8 miles SE of Tanjung Kedabu, the NE point.

Numerous fishing stakes may be encountered up to 5 miles offshore between Tanjung Kedabu and Tanjung Medangkaluwar.

27/01/2012
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