Ayu Islands

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Ayu Islands
Karta ID RajaAmpat Isl.PNG
Location of the Ayu islands, labelled as Ayau here, just north of Waigeo in the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia
Geography
Location South East Asia
Coordinates 0°22′N 131°02′E / 0.367°N 131.033°E / 0.367; 131.033
Archipelago Raja Ampat Islands
Total islands 5 (2 uninhabited)
Major islands Pulau Ayu, Pulau Reni, Pulau Kanobe
Highest elevation 106 m (348 ft)
Administration
 West Papua
Demographics
Ethnic groups Melanesians, Papuans, Austronesians

The Ayu Islands (Kepulauan Ayu), are a small archipelago south of the Asia Islands and north of Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia. This group is formed by two coral atolls. The highest point is 106 m.[1]

In older maps these islands appear as the Ajoe Islands, following the Dutch spelling "Ajoe-eilanden".

The beaches of these islands are a breeding ground for the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). The waters off the Ayu Islands are a good snorkeling and scuba diving site.

Administratively the Ayu Islands belong to the Indonesian province of West Papua.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pub164, 2004 Sailing Directions (Enroute): New Guinea

Coordinates: 0°22′N 131°02′E / 0.367°N 131.033°E / 0.367; 131.033