The Flores Sea covers 240,000 square kilometres (93,000 sq mi) of water in Indonesia. The sea is bounded on the north by the island of Celebes and on the south by Sunda Islands of Flores and Sumbawa.
Location of the Flores Sea within Southeast Asia.
|Native name||Indonesian: Laut Flores|
The sea is 5,140 metres (16,860 feet) deep. The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) defines the Flores Sea as being one of the waters of the East Indian Archipelago. The IHO defines its limits as follows:
On the East. The Western limit of the Banda Sea between Flores and Celebes [a line from Flores' Northern point ( ) to Kalaotoa Island ( ) and through the chain of islands lying between it and the South point of Pulo Salayar, through this island and across the Strait to Tanjong Lassa, Celebes ( )].
On the West. A line from Tg Sarokaja to the Western Paternoster island () thence to the Northeastern Postiljon Island ( ) and to the West point of Laikang Bay, Celebes.
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