Moluccas Banda Islands

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Moluccas Banda Islands

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Proposed World Heritages

Banda Islands Moluccas

nature reserve, banda fort

Date of Submission: 07/02/2005
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Category: Natural
Submission prepared by:
Ministry of Emvironment
S 40o28′ – 40o39′ E 129o39′ – 130o04′
Ref.: 2004

The Banda Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Banda) are a group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea, about 140km south of Seram island and about 2000km east of Java, and are part of the Indonesian province of Maluku. The main town and administrative centre is Bandanaira, located on the island of the same name. They rise out of 4-6 km deep ocean and have a total land area of approximately 180 kmĀ². They have a population of about 15,000. Until the mid 19th century the Banda Islands were the world’s only source of the spices nutmeg and mace, produced from the nutmeg tree. The islands are also popular destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Belgica Fort Moluccas

Fort Belgica, one of many forts built by the Dutch East India Company, is one of the largest remaining European forts in Indonesia.

nature reserve, belgica, fort

nature reserve, belgica, fortnature reserve, belgica, fort

Date of Submission: 19/10/1995
Criteria: (iii)
Category: Cultural
Submission prepared by:
Directorate General for Culture
Maluku Province
Ref.: 297

Belgica Fort was built in 1611 by the first Governer-General of the Banda Islands, Pieter Both, who was an energetic and experienced sea captain and merchant. He built Belgica Fort on the spot where Nassau Fort should had been built.
This fort was rebuilt and enlarged several times during the Dutch occupation. Today it has been renovated according to its original dimensions and size.

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