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Anambas Islands Regency
Anambas Islands Regency
(Indonesian: Kabupaten Kepulauan Anambas) is a small archipelago of Indonesia, located 150 nautical miles northeast of Batam Island
Batam Island
in the North Natuna Sea
North Natuna Sea
between the Malaysian mainland to the west and the island of Borneo
Borneo
to the east. Geographically part of the Tudjuh Archipelago, it is administratively a regency within the Riau Islands
Riau Islands
Province.

Contents

1 Islands

1.1 Matak island 1.2 Pulau Bawah 1.3 Other islands

2 Diving 3 Administration 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Islands[edit] Matak island[edit] The Anambas archipelago contains a large reserve of natural gas that is exported to countries such as Singapore
Singapore
and Malaysia. The island of Matak is the main base for oil exploration. Pulau Bawah[edit] Pulau Bawah, formerly known as Leeward island, is a clustered archipelago of six islands with an exclusive resort accessed by the seaplane. It is located about 150 nautical miles northeast of Singapore
Singapore
and Batam, is a cluster of islets that collectively surround three lagoons, each of which suitable for snorkelling, scubadiving and coral beach activities.[1] CNN
CNN
rates the Anambas Islands
Anambas Islands
are one of Southeast Asia's most spectacular coastal spots, with good snorkelling and diving spots, and Pulau Bawah in particular has good tourism potential.[2] Other islands[edit] Other islands are Siantan (Terempa), Mubur, Jemaja and Kiabu (Airabu). Whilst the majority of the population generates their income from fishing and fishing-related industries, tourism has been gaining traction. Hostel and hotel rooms are available in Jemaja and Tarempa, along with some homestay locations. Diving[edit] The shipwrecked vessels Seven Skies and Igara attract a variety of indigenous marine life and offer diving opportunities.[3] Administration[edit] The Regency is divided into seven districts (kecamatan) - tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[4]

Name

Population 2010 Census[4]

Jemaja

5,621

Jemaja Timur (East Jemaja) 2,028

Siantan Selatan (South Siantan) 3,177

Siantan

9,920

Siantan Timur (East Siantan) 3,290

Siantan Tengah (Central Siantan) 2,755

Palmatak

10,620

See also[edit]

Badas Islands Natuna Islands Tambelan archipelago

References[edit]

^ Island cruises ^ Pulau Bawah ^ Macguire, Eoghan (17 April 2012). "Asia's top five tropical island paradises". CNN. Retrieved 24 October 2012.  ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Anambas.

National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (2005) "Borneo: Northwest Coast and Kepulauan Tudjuh" Sailing directions (enroute): Borneo, Jawa, Sulawesi, and Nusa Tenggara United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency " Natuna Islands
Natuna Islands
(includes Anambas)". IndonesiaPhoto.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2005.  Website all things about Anambas "Virtual Journey to Anambas" Pulau Bawah website Pulau Bawah (formerly Leeward Islands) map Islas ANAMBAS (Spanish)

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Main islands of Riau Islands
Riau Islands
Province

Riau Archipelago

Bintan Group: Bintan Mapur Gin Besar Mantang Dompak Telan Besar Senjolong Loban Angkut Empuru Penyegat Barelang Group: Batam-Rempang-Galang Galang Baru Subangmas Belakang Padang Sambu Manis Bulan Pemping Kepala Jernih Terong Karimun Group: Great Karimun Combol-Citlim Sugi Moro Island Durian Kundur Little Karimun Sanglar Durai Asam Island Bela Island Papan-Buru-Parit

Natuna Islands

Great Natuna South Natuna Archipelago Tambelan Archipelago

Anambas Islands

Tarempa Matak Jemaja Andriabu

Lingga Islands

Lingga Singkep Sebangka Bakung Selayar Posik Serak Lalang Temiang Mesawak Petong Abang Besar

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Regencies and cities of Riau Islands
Riau Islands
Province

Capital: Tanjung Pinang

Regencies

Karimun Bintan Lingga Natuna Anambas Islands

Cities

Batam Tanjung Pinang

See also: List of regencies and cities of Indonesia

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South China Sea

Pratas Islands

Pratas Island

Paracel Islands

Amphitrite Group

Rocky Island Tree Island West Sand Woody Island Qilian Yu

Crescent Group

Money Island Robert Island Yagong Island

Other features

Bombay Reef Triton Island

NorthEast SCS

Zhongsha Islands Macclesfield Bank

Walker Shoal

Scarborough Shoal

Spratly Islands

List of maritime features in the Spratly Islands Great Wall of Sand Royal Malaysian Navy Offshore Bases Vietnamese DK1 rigs List of airports in the Spratly Islands

Dangerous Ground

NW

North Danger Reef

Northeast Cay Southwest Cay

Thitu Reefs

Thitu Island Subi Reef

Loaita Bank

Lankiam Cay Loaita Island

Tizard Bank

Ban Than Reef Gaven Reefs Itu Aba Namyit Island Sand Cay

NNW

Irving Reef West York Island

WNW

Western Reef

NE

Flat Island Nanshan Island Reed Bank Third Thomas Shoal

SE

Commodore Reef First Thomas Shoal Mischief Reef Sabina Shoal Second Thomas Shoal

SW

Union Banks

Collins Reef Hughes Reef Johnson South Reef Sin Cowe Island

Ardasier Reef Cornwallis South Reef Dallas Reef Erica Reef Investigator Shoal Mariveles Reef

West

London Reefs

Central London Reef Cuarteron Reef East London Reef West London Reef

Bombay Castle Fiery Cross Reef Ladd Reef Spratly Island

East

Royal Captain Shoal Half Moon Shoal

South

Amboyna Cay Louisa Reef Swallow Reef

Southern SCS

James Shoal Luconia Shoals

Tudjuh Archipelago

Natuna Islands Anambas Islands Badas Islands Tambelan Archipelago

History

Territorial disputes History of the Spratly Islands Nine-Dash Line Spratly Islands
Spratly Islands
dispute Philippines and the Spratly Islands Battle of the Paracel Islands
Paracel Islands
(1974) Southwest Cay
Southwest Cay
incident (1975) Johnson South Reef
Johnson South Reef
Skirmish (1988) Scarborough Shoal
Scarborough Shoal
standoff (2012) Hai Yang Shi You 981 standoff
Hai Yang Shi You 981 standoff
(2014)

Transport

Ships

Coconut Princess

Airports

Pratas Is Paracel Islands
Paracel Islands
Airports

Woody Is

Spratly Islands
Spratly Islands
Airports

Itu Aba Spratly Is Swallow Reef Thitu Is

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 315529330

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