Wetar Strait

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Wetar Strait
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Wetar Strait
Wetar Strait is located in Maluku
Wetar Strait
Wetar Strait
Coordinates8°20′00″S 126°30′00″E / 8.33333°S 126.50000°E / -8.33333; 126.50000Coordinates: 8°20′00″S 126°30′00″E / 8.33333°S 126.50000°E / -8.33333; 126.50000
Typestrait
Native nameIndonesian: Selat Wetar
Basin countriesIndonesia
ReferencesWetar Strait: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA

The Wetar Strait (Indonesian: Selat Wetar) separates the eastern part of the island of Timor from the island of Wetar. It thus lies between the nations of Indonesia to the north and East Timor to the south. To the west is Atauro, and beyond it the Ombai Strait; while to the east is the southern part of the Banda Sea and the southernmost of the Maluku Islands. At its narrowest point, the strait is 36 km across.

Mountains of Díli and boats, seen from the sea.

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