Natuna Regency

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The Natuna Regency is an archipelago of 272 islands located in the south part of the South China Sea in the Natuna Sea.wikipedia
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South China Sea

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The Natuna Regency is an archipelago of 272 islands located in the south part of the South China Sea in the Natuna Sea. Indonesia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coast of Natuna slightly overlaps the area within China's South China Sea claim indicated by the so-called "Nine-Dash Line".
However, in its unapproved draft 4th edition (1986), IHO proposed the Natuna Sea, thus the South China Sea southern boundary was shifted northward, from north of the Bangka Belitung Islands to north and northeast of Natuna Islands.

Natuna Sea

The Natuna Regency is an archipelago of 272 islands located in the south part of the South China Sea in the Natuna Sea. The Natuna Islands are a 272-island archipelago of Indonesia, located in the Natuna Sea between Peninsular Malaysia to the west and Borneo to the east.
Natuna Sea (Laut Natuna) is an extensive shallow sea located around Natuna Regency extended south to Lingga and Tambelan Archipelago in Riau Islands province, further south of Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia.

Natuna Besar

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The North Group consists of a large island (Pulau Laut), two small islands and several adjacent islets and reefs which lie about 50 km NNW of Natuna Besar Island.
Great Natuna Island (Pulau Natuna Besar in Indonesian) or just Natuna is the main island of the Middle Natuna Archipelago, which is part of the Riau Islands Province, Indonesia.

South Natuna

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South Natuna (Natuna Selatan in Indonesian) is an archipelago off the west coast of the island of Borneo, the southernmost group of the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea.

Bunguran Islands

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Administratively, the islands (including the central Bunguran Islands and various outliers) constitute a regency within the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia and are the northernmost non-disputed island group of Indonesia.
The archipelago forms part of the Natuna Regency, an archipelago of 272 islands in total, which is in turn included in the Tudjuh Archipelago, off the northwest coast of Borneo.

Nine-Dash Line

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Indonesia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coast of Natuna slightly overlaps the area within China's South China Sea claim indicated by the so-called "Nine-Dash Line".
Parts of China's Nine-Dash Line overlap Indonesia's exclusive economic zone near the Natuna islands.

Tudjuh Archipelago

It is part of the larger Tudjuh Archipelago, off the northwest coast of Borneo.
The Tudjuh Archipelago consists of four island groups, the Badas Islands, the Tambelan Islands, the Natuna Islands, and the Anambas Islands.

Peninsular Malaysia

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The Natuna Islands are a 272-island archipelago of Indonesia, located in the Natuna Sea between Peninsular Malaysia to the west and Borneo to the east.
Across the Strait of Malacca to the west lies the Sumatra Island (Indonesia) and across the South China Sea to the east lies the Natuna Islands (Indonesia).

Ranai, Natuna Island

Ranai
Ranai is the capital of the Natuna Regency archipelago in Riau Islands, Indonesia.

Riau Islands

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Administratively, the islands (including the central Bunguran Islands and various outliers) constitute a regency within the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia and are the northernmost non-disputed island group of Indonesia.
The Riau Islands province includes the Lingga Islands to the south of the main Riau Archipelago, while to the northeast lies the Tudjuh Archipelago, between Borneo and mainland Malaysia; the Tudjuh Archipelago consists of four distinct groups — the Anambas Islands, Natuna Islands, Tambelan islands and Badas Islands — which were attached to the new province, though not geographically part of the Riau Archipelago.

Borneo

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It is part of the larger Tudjuh Archipelago, off the northwest coast of Borneo. The Natuna Islands are a 272-island archipelago of Indonesia, located in the Natuna Sea between Peninsular Malaysia to the west and Borneo to the east.

Regency (Indonesia)

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Administratively, the islands (including the central Bunguran Islands and various outliers) constitute a regency within the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia and are the northernmost non-disputed island group of Indonesia.

Indonesia

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Administratively, the islands (including the central Bunguran Islands and various outliers) constitute a regency within the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia and are the northernmost non-disputed island group of Indonesia. The Natuna Islands are a 272-island archipelago of Indonesia, located in the Natuna Sea between Peninsular Malaysia to the west and Borneo to the east.

Exclusive economic zone

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Indonesia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coast of Natuna slightly overlaps the area within China's South China Sea claim indicated by the so-called "Nine-Dash Line".

China

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Indonesia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coast of Natuna slightly overlaps the area within China's South China Sea claim indicated by the so-called "Nine-Dash Line".

Indonesian National Armed Forces

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In 2014–2015, the presence of the Indonesian army on the islands was reinforced, which the Indonesian government hoped would reduce the chance of any conflict.

Government of Indonesia

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In 2014–2015, the presence of the Indonesian army on the islands was reinforced, which the Indonesian government hoped would reduce the chance of any conflict.

List of districts of Indonesia

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The Regency is divided into twelve districts (kecamatan) – tabulated below from north to south with their 2010 Census population:

Malays (ethnic group)

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85.27% of the inhabitants were Malays, with the remainder consisting of Javanese, Sumatrans and Chinese.

Javanese people

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85.27% of the inhabitants were Malays, with the remainder consisting of Javanese, Sumatrans and Chinese.