|Location||Western New Guinea|
|Native name||Indonesian: Teluk Cenderawasih|
|Max. width||450 kilometres (280 mi)|
|Max. depth||1,627 metres (5,338 ft)|
Cenderawasih Bay (Indonesian: Teluk Cenderawasih, means : Bird of Paradise Bay), also Teluk Sarera (Sarera Bay), formerly Geelvink Bay (Dutch: Geelvinkbaai) is a large bay in northern Province of Papua and West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Geography [ edit ]
The bay is more than 300 kilometers wide. The coastline from Manokwari, in the northwest of the bay, to Cape d'Urville at the mouth of the Mamberamo is more than 700 kilometers long. To the south, the Wandammen peninsula heads north into the bay. Important places along the coast are Manokwari, Ransiki, Wasior and Nabire.
History [ edit ]
Marine National park [ edit ]
Teluk Cenderawasih National Park is located in the Teluk Cenderawasih. In the Cenderawasih Bay extensive coral reefs exists. Parts of the area have been declared a protected marine reserve of 1.5 million hectares, the largest natural park in Southeast Asia. The western part of the bay was declared a marine national park in 2002.
Islands [ edit ]
In the bay are Biak, the Padaido Islands, Supiori and Numfor (Numfoor), the archipelago that was formerly known as Schouten Islands. Further south in the bay is the 140 kilometer long island of Japen (Yapen). Smaller islands in the bay are Num ( Pulau Num ), Rumberpon , Waar (or Meoswaar), Roon and Kurudu. The Mapia Islands lie to the north, and south of Palau.
West Papua Province [ edit ]
Papua Province [ edit ]
- Biak Islands (aka Schouten Islands):
- Yapen Islands
- Moor Islands archipelago (Kepulauan Moor)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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- Teluk Sarera: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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