Sunda Strait

The Sunda Strait (Indonesian: Selat Sunda) is the strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. It connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. The name came from Sunda Kingdom, a kingdom ruling the west part of Java (now including West Java, Banten, and some west part of Central Java). It also comes from the name of the Sundanese people, the native people of West Java, with the Javanese people being found mostly in Central and East Java.[1]

Sunda Strait
The Sunda Strait
Coordinates5°55′S 105°53′E
Typestrait
Basin countriesIndonesia
Min. width24 km (15 mi)
Average depth−20 m (−66 ft)
Map of the Sunda Strait in 1729 by Pierre van der Aa
Map of the Sunda Strait circa 1702-1707