Batanta

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Batanta
ID Bantanta.PNG
Karta ID RajaAmpat Isl.PNG
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Archipelago Raja Ampat Islands
Area 453 km2 (175 sq mi)
Highest point 1184 m
Country
Indonesia
province Papua

Batanta is one of the four major islands in the Raja Ampat Islands in Papua province, Indonesia. Its area is 453 km² and its highest point is 1184 m. The Pitt Strait separates it from Salawati, while the Dampier Strait separates it from Waigeo.

Dampier strait is named for the English explorer William Dampier. In 1759 Captain William Wilson sailing in the East Indiaman Pitt navigated these waters and named the channel between Batanta and Salawati Pitt Strait, after his vessel.

Fauna[edit]

The following mammals are found on the island:

Coordinates: 0°52′4″S 130°39′27″E / 0.86778°S 130.65750°E / -0.86778; 130.65750