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Indonesian archipelago

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Indonesian archipelago

According to a 2002 survey by National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), the Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands. According to the CIA factbook there are 17,000 islands.[1] 8,844 islands have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia, with 922 of those permanently inhabited.[2]

Major islands

Other islands

The following islands are listed by province



DKI Jakarta

  • Thousand Islands (Kepulauan Seribu)

West Java

  • Pulau Biawak (Monitor Lizard Island), Indramayu

Central Java

East Java



199 islands

North Sumatra

479 islands

West Sumatra




Riau Islands

about 3,200 islands

Bangka-Belitung Islands


East Kalimantan

South Kalimantan

Central Kalimantan

  • Damar
  • Palau Buaya
  • Palau Burung
  • Palau Baning

West Kalimantan


North Sulawesi

Central Sulawesi

South Sulawesi

Southeast Sulawesi

Lesser Sunda Islandes


West Nusa Tenggara

East Nusa Tenggara



North Maluku

New Guinea

islands near the Indonesian half of New Guinea island

West Papua

610 islands, 35 inhabited


See also

Indonesia portal


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