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Bangka Island

Bangka Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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About Bangka Island

Bangka is an island lying east of Sumatra, administratively part of Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of about 1 million. It is the 9th largest island in Indonesia and the main part of Bangka-Belitung Province, being one of its namesakes alongside the smaller Belitung across the Gaspar Strait. The provincial capital, Pangkal Pinang, lies on the island. The island is administratively divided into 4 regencies and a chartered city.


Attractions near Bangka Island

Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve31.94km from Bangka Island

Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve also known as Tangkoko-Batuangus Dua Saudara is a nature reserve in the northern part of Sulawesi island of Indonesia, two hours drive from Manado. The reserve covers an area of 8,700 hectares and includes three mountains: Mount Tangkoko Mount Dua Saudara and Mount Batuangus.

Mount Tongkoko32.98km from Bangka Island

Mount Tongkoko or Mount Tangkoko is a stratovolcano in the north of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Its summit has an elongated deep crater. On the east flank there is a flat lava dome Batu Angus. Historical records only show eruptions in the nineteenth century. The Tangkoko Nature Reserve is a refuge for such species as the Celebes crested macaque and spectral tarsier.

Lembeh Strait38.66km from Bangka Island

Lembeh Strait is a strait in Indonesia, separating the islands of Sulawesi and Lembeh. The town of Bitung and Tongkoko volcano are located on the western side of the strait. The strait is known for its abundant and colorful marine life, in particular sea slugs, and is a popular diving spot.

Lembeh Island41.7km from Bangka Island

Lembeh is an island off the north east coast of Sulawesi near the town of Bitung. Lembeh Island is 25km long and 2km wide. Lembeh Island is separated from the mainland of Sulawesi by a narrow stretch of water known as the Lembeh Strait.  The Lembeh Strait is world-known for its extremely high density of rare and unusual marine life, in particular frogfish, rare species of octopus, seahorses and nudibranchs.

Bunaken National Marine Park46.81km from Bangka Island

Bunaken National Park is a marine park in the north of Sulawesi island, Indonesia. The park is located near the centre of the Coral Triangle, providing habitat to 390 species of coral as well as many fish, mollusc, reptile and marine mammal species. The Park is representative of Indonesian tropical water ecosystems, consisting of seagrass plain, coral reef, and coastal ecosystems.

Manado50.08km from Bangka Island

Manado is the capital city of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi. It is the second largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar, with the 2015 estimated population of 425,420 distributed over a land area of 157 km². The Manado metropolitan area has a population of 1.2 million as of 2018. The city is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area.

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One of the province of Indonesia North Sulawesi is located on the Minahasa Peninsula of Sulawesi, south of the Philippines, and southeast of Sabah, Malaysia. The province's area is 13,851.64 square kilometers, and its official estimate of population is 2,512,900.