Little Karimun

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Little Karimun (Karimun Kecil or Karimun Anak in Indonesian) is an island in the Strait of Malacca, about 58 kilometres (36 mi) west of Batam and 35 km southwest of Singapore.[1] It belongs to the Karimun Regency of the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia. It is located just off the east coast of Sumatra.

Little Karimun lies just to the northeast of Great Karimun, from which it is separated by a deep channel about 800 metres (2,600 ft) wide.[1] Its highest point is 377 m above sea level. It is hilly with fertile soil.[1]

The northern tip of Little Karimun is one of the baseline points that define the legal boundaries of Indonesia.(1°09′59″N 103°23′20″E / 1.16639°N 103.38889°E / 1.16639; 103.38889).

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Tanjung Balai[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c Sailing Directions (Enroute), Strait of Malacca and Sumatra, page 50. Publication 174, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, USA

Coordinates: 1°08′40″N 103°23′35″E / 1.144562°N 103.393021°E / 1.144562; 103.393021