Ombai Strait

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Ombai Strait
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Ombai Strait
Ombai Strait is located in Maluku
Ombai Strait
Ombai Strait
Coordinates8°30′00″S 125°00′00″E / 8.50000°S 125.00000°E / -8.50000; 125.00000Coordinates: 8°30′00″S 125°00′00″E / 8.50000°S 125.00000°E / -8.50000; 125.00000
Native nameIndonesian: Selat Ombai
Basin countriesIndonesia
ReferencesOmbai Strait: Timor-Leste National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA

The Ombai Strait (Indonesian: Selat Ombai) is the strait which separates the Alor Archipelago from the islands of Wetar, Atauro, and Timor in the Lesser Sunda Islands. Wetar is part of the Maluku Province of Indonesia, the Alor Archipelago and the western part of Timor are part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, while Atauro and the eastern part of Timor comprise the nation of East Timor. The strait connects the Banda Sea in the north to the Savu Sea to the southwest.[1]


  1. ^ Molcard, R.; Fieux, M.; Syamsudin, F. (2001). "The throughflow within Ombai Strait". Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 48 (5): 1237. doi:10.1016/S0967-0637(00)00084-4.