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15 Biggest Islands in Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world with 17,504 islands, while those registered with the United Nations are 16,056 islands. Among these islands there are several large islands that even enter one of the largest islands in the world. Here are the 15 largest/widest islands in Indonesia, in order from smallest to largest. Let’s take a look at the first one:

1. Bali Island

Bali Island

Bali Island

Location of the island of Bali

Location of the island of Bali

Bali Island is an island which is the main island of Bali Province. The area of ​​the island of Bali is 5,416 km2. The island of Bali is part of the Nusa Tenggara Islands which is located between the islands of Java and Lombok. The island is also dubbed the “Island of a Thousand Temples” or “Island of the Gods” because of its strong Hindu tradition. The island of Bali has a population of 3,890,757 people (2010 Census).

2. Buru Island

Buru IslandBuru Island
Location of Buru Island

Location of Buru Island

Buru Island is an island that is part of the Maluku Islands. This island is located between the Banda Sea, Seram Sea, and Seram Island. The area of ​​Buru Island is 8,473 km2 with a population of 161,828 people (2010 Census). Buru Island is part of the Maluku province. The island is divided into two regencies, namely Buru Regency and South Buru Regency.

3. Sumba Island

Sumba Island

Sumba Island

Sumba Island is one of the islands in the Nusa Tenggara Archipelago which is part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The area of ​​Sumba Island is 11,059.6 km2 with an estimated population of 755,849 people (2015 estimate). The island is divided into four districts, namely West Sumba, Southwest Sumba, Central Sumba, and East Sumba.

4. Bangka Island

Bangka Island

Bangka Island

Bangka Island is the main island of Bangka Belitung Province because it is the location of the capital city of Pangkal Pinang. In addition, there are also four districts on this island. The area of ​​Bangka Island is 11,413 km2 with a population of 960,693 people (2010 Census).

5. Yos Sudarso Island

Yos Sudarso Pulau Island

Yos Sudarso Pulau Island

Location of Yos Sudarso Island

Location of Yos Sudarso Island

Yos Sudarso Island is an island that has a strait that is close to the island of Papua. This island is part of Merauke Regency, Papua Province. The area of ​​Yos Sudarso Island is 11,740 km2 with a population of about 11,000 inhabitants. The name of this island comes from a Trikora hero, Yos Sudarso. In addition, this island is also known as Dolok Island.

6. Flores Island

Flores Island

Flores Island

Location of Flores Island

Location of Flores Island

Flores Island is an island that is part of the Nusa Tenggara Islands, precisely in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The area of ​​Flores Island is 13,540 km2 with a population of 1,831,000 people (2010 Census). The island is divided into 8 districts with the largest city being Maumere.

7. Sumbawa Island

Sumbawa Island

Sumbawa Island

Sumbawa Island is an island that is part of the Nusa Tenggara Islands, precisely in the Province of West Nusa Tenggara. The area of ​​Sumbawa Island is 15,214.13 km2 with a population of 1,391,340 people (2014). The island is divided into 4 districts and 1 city.

8. Seram Island

Seram Island

Seram Island

Seram Island is an island that is part of the Maluku Islands, precisely in the Maluku Province. The area of ​​Seram Island is 17,100 km2 with a population of 434,113 people (2010 Census). Seram Island is divided into three regencies, namely Central Maluku Regency, East Seram Regency, and West Seram Regency.

9. Halmahera Island

Halmahera Island

Halmahera Island

Halmahera Island is an island that is part of the Maluku Islands, precisely in North Maluku Province. The capital city of North Maluku Province, namely Sofifi, is located on Halmahera Island. The area of ​​Halmahera Island is 17,780 km2 with a population of 449,938 people (2010 Census).

10. Timor Island

Timor Island

Timor Island

Timor Island is an island located north of the Timor Sea and is divided into two parts of Timor Leste and West Timor, which are owned by Indonesia as part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The island of Timor is the main island for Timor Leste because it is the location of the capital, namely Dili and for the Province of East Nusa Tenggara because it is the location of the capital, namely Kupang. The area of ​​Timor Island is 30,777 km2 with a total population of 3,182,693 in both countries (2014).

11. Java Island

Java Island

Java Island

Java Island is an island located between the Indian Ocean, Java Sea, Sumatra Island and Bali Island. Java Island is the main island of Indonesia because it is home to 56.7% of Indonesia’s population and is the location of the nation’s capital. The island of Java is divided into four administrative provinces, namely West Java, Central Java, East Java, and Banten and two special areas, namely the Special Region of Yogyakarta and the Special Capital Region of Jakarta. The area of ​​Java Island is 138,793.6 km2 with a population of more than 141 million.

12. Sulawesi Island

Sulawesi island

Sulawesi island

Sulawesi Island is an island located between the islands of Borneo and the Maluku Islands. The area of ​​Sulawesi Island is 180,680.7 km2 with a population of around 18,456,058 (2014 estimate). Sulawesi Island is divided into 6 provinces, namely North Sulawesi Province, Gorontalo Province, Central Sulawesi Province, West Sulawesi Province, South Sulawesi Province, and Southeast Sulawesi Province.

13. Sumatra Island

Sumatra island

Sumatra island

Sumatra Island is an island located in western Indonesia and is the largest island wholly in Indonesia. Sumatra Island is the 6th largest island in the world with an area of ​​473,481 km2 with a population of 50,180,000 people (2014). Sumatra Island is divided into 9 provinces which have territories on Sumatra Island (so that the Riau Islands Province and Bangka Belitung Province are not included), namely Aceh, Bengkulu, Jambi, Lampung, Riau, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, and North Sumatra.

14. Borneo Island

Kalimantan island

Kalimantan island

The island of Borneo or Borneo is the third largest island in the world which is located between the islands of Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra. The island of Borneo is the only island that is divided into three countries, namely Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The island of Borneo is known to have tropical rain forests. The area of ​​​​Kalimantan Island reaches 743,330 km2 with a total population of 21,258,000 people (2014).

15. Papua Island

Papua Island

Papua Island

The island of Papua or New Guinea is the second largest island in the world, located east of the Maluku Islands and north of the Australian continent. The island of Papua is administratively divided into two, namely Papua New Guinea in the east and Indonesia as the provinces of Papua and West Papua. The area of ​​Papua Island is 785,753 km2 with a total population of around 11,306,940 (2014).

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