Gulf of Tomini

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For the languages spoken in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, see Tomini–Tolitoli languages.
The gulf of Tomini lies in the northeastern part of Sulawesi
Map showing the Togian Islands highlighted in the Gulf of Tomini.

The Gulf of Tomini (Indonesian: Teluk Tomini) is a gulf located along the equator, off the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

It is bounded on the north and west by the Minahassa Peninsula, and on the south by the East Peninsula. To the east it is open to the Molucca Sea.

The Togian Islands sit near the centre of the gulf.

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) defines the Gulf of Tomini as being one of the waters of the East Indian Archipelago. The IHO defines its eastern limit as "The Western limit of Molukka Sea [sic]", which is defined as "Tg. Pasir Pandjang (0°39′S 123°25′E / 0.650°S 123.417°E / -0.650; 123.417) and across to Tg. Tombalilatoe (123°21'E) on the opposite coast".[1]


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

Coordinates: 0°0′N 121°0′E / 0.000°N 121.000°E / 0.000; 121.000