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The SAVU SEA (or the SAWU SEA) is a small sea within Indonesia
Indonesia
named for the island of Savu
Savu
(Sawu) on its southern boundary. It is bounded by Savu
Savu
and Rai Jua to the south, the islands of Rote and Timor
Timor
(split between East Timor and Indonesia
Indonesia
) to the east, Flores
Flores
and the Alor archipelago to the north/northwest, and the island of Sumba
Sumba
to the west/northwest. Between these islands, it flows into the Indian Ocean to the south and west, the Flores
Flores
Sea
Sea
to the north, and the Banda Sea to the northeast.

The Savu
Savu
Sea
Sea
reaches about 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) in depth. It spans about 600 km from west to east, and 200 km from north to south. The largest city on the sea is Kupang , the capital of East Nusa Tenggara province on the island of Timor
Timor
, with about 450,000 inhabitants.

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The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) defines the Savu Sea
Sea
as being one of the waters of the East Indian Archipelago . The IHO defines its limits as follows:

On the North. By the Southern limits of Flores
Flores
Sea
Sea
and Banda Sea
Sea
Alor Island , thence round the East point and along the North coasts of the Alor, Pantar
Pantar
, Lomblen and Adoenara Islands and thence across the Northern end of Flores
Flores
Stait to Tanjong Serbete the Eastern extreme of Flores].

On the East. By the meridian of 125° East between Alor and Timor
Timor
.

On the South. By a line from the Southwest point of Timor
Timor
to the Northeast point of Roti , through this island to its Southwest point, thence a line to Poeloe Dana (10°49′S 121°17′E / 10.817°S 121.283°E / -10.817; 121.283 ) and to Tanjong Ngoendjoe, the Southern extreme of Soemba and through this island to Tanjong Karosso, its Western point.

On the West. A line from Tanjong Karosso (Soemba) to Toro Doro (8°53′S 118°30′E / 8.883°S 118.500°E / -8.883; 118.500 ) on the South coast of Soembawa.

BODIES OF WATERS WITHIN SAVU

* Molo Strait - body of waters between Flores
Flores
and Rinca connects with Savu
Savu
Sea/ Sumba
Sumba
Strait to the south and Flores
Flores
Sea
Sea
to the north

REFERENCES

* ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 7 February 2010.

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