Palabuhanratu Bay

Palabuhanratu Bay
Pelabuhan Ratu Bay
Wijnkoopsbaai
Pelabuhan Ratu Bay.JPG
Palabuhanratu Bay
Palabuhanratu Bay is located in Java
Palabuhanratu Bay
Palabuhanratu Bay
LocationSouth East Asia
Coordinates7°03′00″S 106°27′00″E / 7.05000°S 106.45000°E / -7.05000; 106.45000Coordinates: 7°03′00″S 106°27′00″E / 7.05000°S 106.45000°E / -7.05000; 106.45000
TypeBay
Native nameTeluk Palabuhanratu (Indonesian)
Basin countriesIndonesia
ReferencesTeluk Pelabuhanratu: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA

Palabuhanratu Bay (Indonesian: Teluk Palabuhanratu; Dutch: Wijnkoopsbaai) or Pelabuhan Ratu Sundanese for: Harbor of the Queen, is the largest bay on the coast of the Indian Ocean in the south of West Java. Palabuhanratu fishing village is the major sea port of the bay. Geographically, Palabuhanratu Bay is located at positions 6 ° 57 'to 7 ° 07' LS and 106 ° 22 'to 106 ° 33' BT with a coastline of 105 km.[1] The bay is U-shaped.

Palabuhanratu Bay is also known for it marine life and lobster diversity in particular.[2] Several rivers flow into Palabuhanratu Bay, some of which are the following:

  • Cimandiri River
  • Cibareno River
  • Cikanteh River
Palabuhanratu Bay sketch map 1789
Sketch map of Palabuhanratu Bay (Wÿnkoops Bergen Baaÿ), 1789.

References

  1. ^ Map of Palabuhanratu Bay, Java Island with the insert map of Indonesia.
  2. ^ Lobster diversity of Palabuhanratu Bay, South Java, Indonesia with new distribution record of Panulirus ornatus, P. polyphagus and Parribacus antarcticus.
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