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Jailolo(jīlô`lô), island (1990 pop. 138,000), c.7,000 sq mi (18,100 sq km), E Indonesia, between New Guinea and Sulawesi, on the equator. The largest of the MoluccasMoluccas
or Spice Islands,
Bahasa Indonesia Maluku, Du. Molukken, island group and prov. (1990 pop. 1,856,075), c.32,300 sq mi (83,660 sq km), E Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea. The capital of the province is Ambon, on Ambon island.
..... Click the link for more information. and irregular in shape, it consists of two intersecting mountain ranges (rising to c.5,000 ft/1,520 m), which form four rocky peninsulas separated by three deep bays. There are several active volcanos, lush jungles, streams, and a few lakes. The indigenous population, mostly Malayans, engage in subsistence farming, hunting, and fishing. The chief products are spices, resin, sago, rice, tobacco, and coconuts. There are anchorages at Galela and Weda. Known to the Portuguese and the Spaniards as early as 1525, Halmahera came under Dutch influence in 1660. Taken by the Japanese (1942) in World War II, it was frequently bombed by the Allies. The island has been the scene of Muslim-Christian violence in recent years. The island is sometimes called Jilolo, Djailolo, or Gilolo.
(also Jailolo), an island of the Moluccas, in Indonesia. It has an area of 18,000 sq km. Halmahera has a complex configuration, with four peninsulas extending outward from the central region. The island is mountainous and reaches an elevation of 1,635 m at the active volcano Gamkonoro. The climate is equatorial. The temperature in the coastal regions is 25°–28°C throughout the year, and the annual precipitation totals 2,000–3,000 mm. Evergreen forests are found on the island. Agriculture is tropical in nature; coconuts are an important product. Spices and precious woods, such as ebony, are shipped from the island. The port of Jailolo is located on Halmahera.