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List of islands of Indonesia

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List of islands of Indonesia

Map of Indonesia

According to a 2002 survey by National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), the Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands. According to the CIA factbook there are 17,000 islands.[1] 8,844 islands have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia, with 922 of those permanently inhabited.[2]


  • Major islands 1
  • Other islands 2
    • Java 2.1
      • Banten 2.1.1
      • Central Java 2.1.2
      • DKI Jakarta 2.1.3
      • East Java 2.1.4
      • West Java 2.1.5
    • Sumatra 2.2
      • Aceh 2.2.1
      • North Sumatra 2.2.2
      • West Sumatra 2.2.3
      • Bengkulu 2.2.4
      • Lampung 2.2.5
      • Riau 2.2.6
      • Riau Islands 2.2.7
      • Bangka-Belitung Islands 2.2.8
    • Kalimantan 2.3
      • Central Kalimantan 2.3.1
      • East Kalimantan 2.3.2
      • South Kalimantan 2.3.3
      • West Kalimantan 2.3.4
    • Sulawesi 2.4
      • Central Sulawesi 2.4.1
      • North Sulawesi 2.4.2
      • South Sulawesi 2.4.3
      • Southeast Sulawesi 2.4.4
    • Lesser Sunda Islands 2.5
      • Bali 2.5.1
      • East Nusa Tenggara 2.5.2
      • West Nusa Tenggara 2.5.3
    • Maluku 2.6
      • Maluku 2.6.1
      • North Maluku 2.6.2
    • New Guinea 2.7
      • West Papua 2.7.1
      • Papua 2.7.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Major islands

Other islands

The following islands are listed by province:



Central Java

DKI Jakarta

East Java

West Java

  • Pulau Biawak (Monitor Lizard Island), Indramayu



199 islands

North Sumatra

479 islands

West Sumatra




Riau Islands

about 3,200 islands

Bangka-Belitung Islands


Central Kalimantan

  • Damar
  • Palau Baning
  • Palau Buaya
  • Palau Burung

East Kalimantan

South Kalimantan

West Kalimantan


Central Sulawesi

North Sulawesi

South Sulawesi

Southeast Sulawesi

Lesser Sunda Islands


East Nusa Tenggara

West Nusa Tenggara



North Maluku

New Guinea

islands near the Indonesian half of New Guinea island

West Papua

610 islands, 35 inhabited


See also


  1. ^ CIA World Factbook
  2. ^ Based on "Seminar Nasional Penetapan Nama Pulau-pulau Kecil Dalam Presektif Sejarah or "National Seminary of Name For Little Islands From History Side", July 16 to 18 2008 at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
  1. "Indonesia counts its islands before it's too late". Antara. May 17, 2007. 
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