Pulau Selaru Island (Indonesia)

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Coordinates
-8.18086 S, 130.99047 E

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Selaru is an island located in Indonesia, one of Tanimbar Islands group, Southeast Maluku.

  • Pulau Selaru Island is situated south of Yamdena. It's one of the ninety-two officially listed outlying isles of Indonesia.
  • The Tanimbar Islands, or Timur Laut, are a group of around 65 islands located in Maluku province, Indonesia, including Selaru, Larat, Fordata, Nuswotar, Maru, Molu, Seira, Selu, Wuliaru, Yamdena and Wotap. The Indonesian phrase "timur laut" is translated as "northeast".
  • Geographically, the northeast Tanimbar Islands are still part of Lesser Sunda Islands. Kai Islands and Aru Islands lie to the northeast, while Babar Island and Timor are situated to the west. The islands separate Arafura Sea and Banda Sea. The total land area of the Islands is approx 5440 km2 (2100 ml2).
  • The largest of the group of islands is Yamdena. Along its eastern coast it features a range of thickly forested hills, while the western coast is lower. The chief town is Saumlaki, on the south end of Yamdena Island. Other isles include Pulau Selaru Island, Larat and Wuliaru.
  • Tanimbar Islands' population was 105,390 inhabitants at the 2010 Census. Of them around 73% are Christian, with the remainder Muslim or unknown. 
  • Tanimbar Islands are part of Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests ecoregion.

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