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52 Complete List of Strait Names in Indonesia

by Grace Sabathya

As an archipelago, Indonesia certainly has thousands of islands stretching from Sabang to Merauke. Not only the islands, the territorial waters in Indonesia are also quite extensive. Between the islands – both large and small islands are connected by a territorial waters and are known as straits. It can be said that the strait is a narrow sea between two or more islands. Another understanding explains that the strait is a narrow area of ​​water that connects two oceans. It can be concluded that the strait usually connects large areas of water (such as the sea or ocean) or larger islands. As we know, the number of islands in Indonesia is very large and certainly the number of straits owned is not small. These strait stretches from Sumatra Island to Papua Island. Maybe some of them are already familiar to our ears, such as the Malacca Strait, Karimata Strait, Sunda Strait, Bali Strait, and Madura Strait. And here is a 52 complete list of strait names in Indonesia, let us listen!

  1. Bangka Strait: Located between Bangka Island and South Sumatra
  2. Malacca Strait: Located between the islands of Sumatra and Malaysia
  3. Berhala Strait: Located between Singkep Island and Jambi
  4. Gaspor Strait: Located between Bangka Island and Belitung Island (Bangka Belitung)
  5. Siberut Strait: Located between Pojo Island and Siberut Island (North Sumatra)
  6. Karimata Strait: Located between Sumatra and Kalimantan
  7. Sibunglaut Strait: Located between Masokut Island and Sipora Island (West Sumatra)
  8. Sipora Strait: Located between Sipora Island and North Pagai Island (West Sumatra)
  9. Singkakap Strait: Located between North Pagai Island and South Pagai Island (West Sumatra)
  10. Sanding Strait: Located between Pojo Island and Sanding Island (West Sumatra)
  11. Rupat Strait: Located west of Rupat Island (Riau)
  12. Bengkalis Strait: Located to the west of Bengkalis Island (Riau)
  13. Durian Strait: Located between Kundur Island and Sugi Island (Riau Islands)
  14. Riau Strait: Located between Rempang Island and Tanjung Pinang (Riau Islands)
  15. Dempo Strait: Located north of Mesanak Island (Riau Islands)
  16. Sunda Strait: Located between Java and Sumatra
  17. Panaitan Strait: Located between Panaitan Island and Java Island, near Ujung Kulon (Banten)
  18. Madura Strait: Located south of Madura Island (East Java)
  19. Bali Strait: Located between Java and Bali
  20. Badung Strait: Located between Nusa Penida Island and Bali Island
  21. Lombok Strait: Located between Bali and Lombok
  22. Alas Strait: Located between Lombok Island and Sumbawa Island (West Nusa Tenggara)
  23. Batahai Strait: Located east of Moyo Island (West Nusa Tenggara)
  24. Sape Strait: Located between Sumbawa Island and Komodo Island
  25. Leech Strait: Located in the southeast of Komodo Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  26. Sumba Strait: Located north of Sumba Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  27. Bread Strait: Between Rote Island and Semau Island and Oisini (East Nusa Tenggara)
  28. Lewotobi Strait: Located between Flores Island and Solor Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  29. Flores Strait: Located between Flores Island and Adonara Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  30. Alor Strait: Located between Lomblen Island and Pantar Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  31. Pantar Strait: Located between Pantar Island and Alor Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  32. Ombai Strait: Located south of Alor Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  33. Rayua Strait: Located between Sawu Island and Raijua Island (East Nusa Tenggara)
  34. Makassar Strait: Located between Kalimantan Island and Sulawesi Island
  35. Sea Strait: Located to the west of Pulau Laut (South Kalimantan)
  36. Selayar Strait: Located to the north of Selayar Island (South Sulawesi)
  37. Peleng Strait: Located in the northwest of Peleng Island (Central Sulawesi)
  38. Salue Timpaus Strait: Located between Salue Besar Island and Taliabu Island (Central Sulawesi)
  39. Kabaena Strait: Located north of Kabaena Island (Southeast Sulawesi)
  40. Muna Strait: Located between Muna Island and Kabaena Island (Southeast Sulawesi)
  41. Tiworo Strait: Located in the northwest of Muna Island (Southeast Sulawesi)
  42. Buton Strait: Located northwest of Buton Island (Southeast Sulawesi)
  43. Wowuni Strait: Located west of Wowoni Island (Southeast Sulawesi)
  44. Manipa Strait: Located between Buru Island and Manipa Island (Maluku)
  45. Haruku Strait: Located between Ambon Island and Haruku Island (Maluku)
  46. Saparua Strait: Located between Haruku Island and Saprua Island (Maluku)
  47. Morotai Strait: Located to the west of Morotai Island (North Maluku)
  48. Jailolo Strait: Located between Gebe Island and Halmahera Island (North Maluku)
  49. Obi Strait: Located between Obi Island and Bacan Island (North Maluku)
  50. Dampit Strait: Located north of Sorong or between Waigeo Island and Sorong (West Papua)
  51. Miosnumi Strait: Located between Miosnum Island and Yapen Island (Central Papua)
  52. Yapen Strait: Located between Biak Island and Yapen Island (Central Papua)

That’s all for a complete list of strait names in Indonesia. The strait list above certainly does not cover the entire narrow water area that connects two or more islands. Because there are still many strait – strait that does not have a name, even though the number of islands in Indonesia is quite large. Even so hopefully the information above can be useful. If you want to add a list of strait names in Indonesia that are not listed, you can write them in the comments column.

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