Schouten Islands
geographical name islands Indonesia in N West Papua at mouth of Sarera Bay area 1230 square miles (3198 square kilometers)

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  • Schouten Islands — The Schouten Islands ( Kepulauan Biak , also Biak Islands or Geelvink Islands) are an island group of eastern Indonesia in the Cenderawasih Bay (or Geelvink Bay) off the northern coast of New Guinea. The group consists of larger islands Biak,… …   Wikipedia

  • Schouten Islands — Archipelago, across the entrance to Cenderawasih Bay of the Pacific Ocean, off the northern coast of Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia. The islands cover an area of 1,231 sq mi (3,188 sq km). The chief islands, Biak, Supiori, and Numfoor, are among… …   Universalium

  • Schouten Islands — /ʃaʊtn ˈaɪləndz/ (say showtn uyluhndz) plural noun a group of islands off the northern coast of PNG, north west of the mouth of the Sepik River; comprising five islands of volcanic origin …   Australian English dictionary

  • Schouten Islands (Papua New Guinea) — Schouten Islands is a group of six small volcanic islands in the province of East Sepik in Papua New Guinea, north of the island of New Guinea. The group is also called Eastern Schouten Islands or Le Maire Islands to separate it from unrelated… …   Wikipedia

  • Schouten — can refer to: * Willem Schouten, Dutch explorer * Schouten Island, island in Tasmania named after a member of the Council of the Dutch East India Company * Schouten Islands, islands in Indonesia named after him * Schouten Islands (Papua New… …   Wikipedia

  • Schouten, Willem — ▪ Dutch explorer in full  Willem Corneliszoon Schouten   born 1567?, Hoorn, Neth. died 1625, Antongil Bay, Madagascar       Dutch explorer whose 1615–16 expedition discovered a new route, the Drake Passage, around the southern tip of South… …   Universalium

  • Schouten Island — is a 34 km2 island in eastern Tasmania, Australia. It is one kilometre south of the Freycinet Peninsula, at coord|42.3180556|S|148.28|E| and is a part of the Freycinet National Park. There is a lighthouse on the island.HistorySchouten Island lay… …   Wikipedia

  • Islands of Indonesia — Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands (based from 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 at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, now …   Wikipedia

  • Willem Schouten — Willem Cornelisz Schouten (1567?, Hoorn 1625, Antongil Bay) was a Dutch navigator. In 1615 Willem Cornelisz Schouten and Jacob le Maire sailed from Texel in the Netherlands, in command of an expedition sponsored by Isaac Le Maire and his… …   Wikipedia

  • Iles Schouten (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinee) — Îles Schouten (Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée) Pour les articles homonymes, voir îles Schouten. îles Schouten …   Wikipédia en Français

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