Natuna Besar

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Great Natuna (Natuna Besar in Indonesian) or just Natuna is the main island of the Middle Natuna Archipelago, which is part of the Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. It is also called Bunguran Island.

The area of Great Natuna is 1720 km².

The island is home to three species of non-human primates: the slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), and the Natuna leaf monkey (a.k.a. Natuna pale-thighed surili, Presbytis natunae).[1][2]

There is a large mosque in the northeast corner of the island. The Masjid Agung Natuna was built over two years from 2007 to 2009.


  1. ^ Lammertink, Nijman, and Setiorini, 2003. Oryx 37(4):472-479
  2. ^ Brandon-Jones et al. 2004. Asian Primate Classification. International Journal of Primatology 25(1):97-164.

Coordinates: 3°56′52.93″N 108°12′45.31″E / 3.9480361°N 108.2125861°E / 3.9480361; 108.2125861