Flores Sea

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Location of the Flores Sea within Southeast Asia
Flores Sea

The Flores Sea covers 240,000 square kilometres (93,000 sq mi) of water in Indonesia.

Geography

The seas that border the Flores Sea are the Bali Sea (to the west), Java Sea (to the northwest), and the Banda Sea (to the east and northeast).

The Indian Ocean and Savu Sea lie to the south, but are separated from the Flores Sea by various islands.

Islands that border this sea are the Lesser Sunda Islands and Celebes (Sulawesi).

Extent

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) defines the Flores Sea as being one of the waters of the East Indian Archipelago. The IHO defines its limits as follows:[1]

On the North. The South coast of Celedes [sic] [Sulawesi] from the West point of Laikang Bay (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) to Tanjong Lassa (120°28'E).

On the East. The Western limit of the Banda Sea between Flores and Celebes [a line from Flores' Northern point (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) to Kalaotoa Island (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) and through the chain of islands lying between it and the South point of Pulo Salayar, through this island and across the Strait to Tanjong Lassa, Celebes (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)].

On the South. The North coasts of Flores, Komodo, Banta and a line to Tanjong Naroe the Northeast point of Soembawa, thence along its North coast to Tanjong Sarokaja (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.).

On the West. A line from Tg Sarokaja to the Western Paternoster island (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) thence to the Northeastern Postiljon Island (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) and to the West point of Laikang Bay, Celebes.

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References

  1. "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 7 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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