Location of Alor archipelago
Pantar, one of islands
Alor archipelago is located at the easternmost end
of the Lesser Sunda
Islands, the chain that runs through southern Indonesia, which from the west includes such islands as
Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Solor and Lomblen.
largest island in the archipelago, Alor, is located
at its eastern end.
Kangge, one of the smallest islands in
Other islands in the Alor archipelago
(the second largest island in
the Alor arcipelago), Kepa
Politically, the Alor archipelago forms its own regency
) within the province of East Nusa Tenggara
, with a population
estimated in 2005 at 174,616. This regency is divided into nine
subdistricts and 158 villages.
east of the archipelago is the Ombai Strait, which separates it from the islands of Wetar and Atauro, the latter belonging to East Timor. To the south, across the Strait of Alor, lies the western part of
Timor. To the north lies the Banda Sea. To the west lies the rest of the Sunda Islands.