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 south-west 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 north-east 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