Lesser Sunda Islands

The Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara "southeastern archipelago" or Kepulauan Sunda Kecil "lesser sunda archipelago"[1]) are an archipelago in Maritime Southeast Asia, north of Australia. Together with the Greater Sunda Islands to the west they make up the Sunda Islands. The islands are part of a volcanic arc, the Sunda Arc, formed by subduction along the Sunda Trench in the Java Sea.

Lesser Sunda Islands
Native name:
Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara
Kepulauan Sunda Kecil
Geography
LocationSoutheast Asia
Southwestern Pacific
Coordinates9°00′S 120°00′E
ArchipelagoSunda Islands
Highest elevation3,726 m (12224 ft)
Administration
ProvincesBali
West Nusa Tenggara
East Nusa Tenggara
Maluku (Barat Daya Islands and Tanimbar Islands only)
MunicipalitiesOecusse
Liquiçá
Dili
Manatuto
Baucau
Lautém
Bobonaro
Ermera
Aileu
Viqueque
Cova Lima
Ainaro
Manufahi
Demographics
Ethnic groupsBalinese, Sasak, Bimese, Atoni, Manggaraian, Sumbawan, Dompuan, Sumbese, Lamaholot, Tetum, Mambai, Kemak, Moluccans, Alfur, Javanese, Bugis
Map of Lesser Sunda Islands
Satellite picture of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Banta Island of Lesser Sunda Islands

The main Lesser Sunda Islands are, from west to east: Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor, Alor archipelago, Barat Daya Islands, and Tanimbar Islands.