Mina River (Indonesia)

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Mina River
Sungai Mina, Mina Riva, Missa River, Noil Mina, Noil Besiam, Besian River, Noel Nina
Native nameNoel Mina
Physical characteristics
 - locationTimor
MouthTimor Sea
 - location
Kupang; Timor Tengah Selatan
 - coordinates
10°09′41″S 124°12′40″E / 10.16135°S 124.21115°E / -10.16135; 124.21115Coordinates: 10°09′41″S 124°12′40″E / 10.16135°S 124.21115°E / -10.16135; 124.21115
Length100 km (62 mi)[1]
Timor is located in Timor
Noel Mina
Noel Mina
Mina river mouth

Mina River (Noel Mina) is a river of Timor, in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, about 2000 km east of the capital Jakarta.[2][3]


Noel Mina River is one of the main rivers in Kupang[4] and Timor Tengah Selatan Regency.[1] The river area of Noel Mina comprises the watershed (Daerah Aliran Sungai/DAS) Noel Mina, Noel Termanu and Nungkurus; one of two river areas (other than Benanain River Area) in West Timor.[5]


The river flows in the southwest of Timor with predominantly tropical savanna climate (designated as Aw in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[6] The annual average temperature in the area is 26 °C. The warmest month is November, when the average temperature is around 29 °C, and the coldest is June, at 23 °C.[7] The average annual rainfall is 1760 mm. The wettest month is January, with an average of 305 mm rainfall, and the driest is September, with 5 mm rainfall.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nama dan Panjang Sungai di Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur. BPS NTT.
  2. ^ Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
  3. ^ Noel Mina at Geonames.org (cc-by); Last updated 17 January 2012; Database dump downloaded 27 November 2015
  4. ^ Selamatkan Kami Dari Sampah. Riflan Hayon. Lintas NTT. 23 Juli 2014.
  5. ^ Kodoatie, Robert J.; Sjarief, Roestam (2010). Tata Ruang Air. Penerbit Andi. pp. 116–. ISBN 978-979-29-1242-5.
  6. ^ Peel, M C; Finlayson, B L; McMahon, T A (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 11. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007.
  7. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month – TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • (in Indonesian) Lembaga Penelitian Hasil Hutan (Indonesia). "Laporan feasibility study proyek reboisasi dan penghijauan daerah aliran sungai Noel Mina Di Propinsi Daerah Tingkat I Nusa Tenggara Timur. Direktorat Reboisasi dan Rehabilitasi : Lembaga Penelitian Hasil Hutan, Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Pertanian, Departemen Pertanian, 1977