Natuna Besar

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Great Natuna Island
Native name: (Pulau Natuna Besar)
Natuna Besar is located in Indonesia
Natuna Besar
Natuna Besar
Geography
Location South China Sea
Coordinates 3°59′45″N 108°11′17″E / 3.99583°N 108.18806°E / 3.99583; 108.18806
Archipelago Natuna Islands
Area 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Length 58 km (36 mi)
Administration
Demographics
Ethnic groups Malays

Great Natuna Island (Pulau Natuna Besar in Indonesian) or just Natuna is the main island of the Middle Natuna Archipelago, which is part of the Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. It is also called Great Bunguran Island (Pulau Bunguran Besar).

The area of Great Natuna is 1,720 km².

The island is home to three species of non-human primates: the slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), and the Natuna leaf monkey (a.k.a. Natuna pale-thighed surili, Presbytis natunae).[1][2] A small number of wild goats live on the island as well as sea birds There is a large mosque in the north-east corner of the island. The Masjid Agung Natuna was built over two years from 2007 to 2009.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Lammertink, Nijman, and Setiorini, 2003. Oryx 37(4):472-479
  2. ^ Brandon-Jones et al. 2004. Asian Primate Classification. International Journal of Primatology 25(1):97-164.

Coordinates: 3°56′52.93″N 108°12′45.31″E / 3.9480361°N 108.2125861°E / 3.9480361; 108.2125861