Badung Strait

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Badung Strait
Indonesian: Selat Badung
Badung Strait is located in Bali
Badung Strait
Badung Strait
Coordinates 8°37′50″S 115°23′17″E / 8.63056°S 115.38806°E / -8.63056; 115.38806Coordinates: 8°37′50″S 115°23′17″E / 8.63056°S 115.38806°E / -8.63056; 115.38806
Type strait
Basin countries  Indonesia
Max. length 60 kilometres (37 mi)
Max. width 20 kilometres (12 mi)
References Selat Badung: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA

Badung Strait is a strait on the south east side of Bali in Indonesia. It lies between the islands of Bali and Nusa Penida. It is about 60 km long and 20 km wide.

History[edit]

In February 1942, the battle of Badung Strait was fought here. United States navy ship, USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) was the strait's namesake. It is usually reported as a body of water that has accidents and mishaps [1][2][3]

Tourist attractions[edit]

On the shores of the bay are resort and tourist areas, which are widely known internationally, in particular, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa and Sanur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NINE KILLED AS BOAT CAPSIZES IN BALI", ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia), Asia Pulse Pty Ltd, 2009-08-26, retrieved 25 March 2016 
  2. ^ "BALI'S RESCUERS SEARCH FOR MISSING JAPANESE TOURIST", ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia), Asia Pulse Pty Ltd, 2008-02-09, retrieved 25 March 2016 
  3. ^ "POLICE QUESTION SKIPPER OF SUNKEN "PUTRA ROMO"", ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia), Asia Pulse Pty Ltd, 2009-09-01, retrieved 25 March 2016