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Banda Api

Banda Api, Nusantara, Banda, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia


The small island of Banda Api is an active volcano in the Banda Sea, at the center of the Banda Islands group. It has been known to Europeans since the Age of Exploration when the Portuguese Empire and the Kingdom of the Netherlands competed in the area for the spice trade. A 7 km wide and mostly submerged caldera is located at the northwest corner of the volcano.

Location of Banda Api