Alor Archipelago

The Alor Archipelago is located at the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands.

Location of the Alor Archipelago
Pantar, one of the islands
Kangge, one of the smallest islands in the archipelago

Alor is the largest island in the archipelago which is located at its eastern end. Pantar is the second-largest island in the archipelago. Smaller islands in the group include Kepa, Buaya, Ternate (not to be confused with Ternate in the North Moluccas), Pura and Tereweng. Administratively, the Alor archipelago forms its own regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) within the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The Regency is divided into seventeen districts and 158 villages, and has an area of 2,928.88 km2 and a population at the 2020 Census of 211,872.[1]

To the east of the archipelago is the Ombai Strait, which separates it from the islands of Wetar and Atauro, the latter belonging to East Timor. To the south, across the Strait of Alor, lies the western part of Timor. To the north lies the Banda Sea. To the west lies the rest of the Sunda Islands.

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  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

Coordinates: 8°15′S 124°45′E / 8.25°S 124.75°E / -8.25; 124.75