Biak Numfor Regency

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Biak Numfor Regency
Kabupaten Biak Numfor
Regency
Motto: Memantapkan Kota Jasa Sebagai Jembatan Emas Biak Sejahtera di Masa Depan
Coordinates: 6°54′53.08″S 107°36′35.32″E / 6.9147444°S 107.6098111°E / -6.9147444; 107.6098111
Country  Indonesia
Province Papua
Capital Kota Biak
Area
 • Total 21,572 km2 (8,329 sq mi)
Elevation 768 m (2,520 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Total 110,897
 • Density 5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Website www.biakkab.go.id

Biak Numfor Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua province, Indonesia.

Diving sites[edit]

There are at least 12 diving sites in Padaido archipelago which comprises 30 islets with its pristine water, wide sandy beaches and high biodiversity, about two hours from Biak by speedboat. The visibility is well up to 30 meters which a favourite World War II wreckage of US Catalina seaplane is preserved with anglefish, lionfish, damselfish and other smaller fish swim around the wreckage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biak, the hidden paradise". August 31, 2013.