Sunda


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Sunda

 

a strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java in Indonesia. It connects the Indian Ocean with the Java Sea. The width of the strait at its narrowest point is 22 km, and the depth in the channel at its shallowest point is approximately 50 m. The Krakatoa volcano is located in Sunda Strait.

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This rampart is pierced by several sally-ports for the convenience of ships and whales; conspicuous among which are the straits of Sunda and Malacca.
If the wind only held, little doubt had they, that chased through these Straits of Sunda, the vast host would only deploy into the Oriental seas to witness the capture of not a few of their number.
I mean that when I was leaving the office the news editor told me that a telegram had come in confirming the general illness of the Sumatra natives, and adding that the lights had not been lit in the Straits of Sunda.
When I had him in my cabin--he stood by the door looking at me as if I had the halter round my neck already--I asked him right away to leave my cabin door unlocked at night while the ship was going through Sunda Straits.
Childline Kenya senior management team leader Martha Sunda and legal officer Joy Kitunge said December reported the highest number at 164 cases, followed by October and November at 135 and 92.
33 MVA, 22/132/220KV, Single Phase Auto Transformers and other Sub Station Equipments and Associated Civil Works at Sunda in Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh on Turnkey Basis.
03303/abstract) Ecography  found African lions and the only recently identified Sunda clouded leopards are particularly at risk, along with leopards and cheetahs, "in parts of their range.
Campo said they had yet to determine the motive for the killing although a piece of carton was found next to the victim's body that read 'BJMP na pusher wag sunda ikaw sunod (A BJMP personnel who was a pusher.
1883: Krakatoa, a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java, erupted with thousands killed by the resulting tidal waves.
Wim Straathof, Agama Djawa Sunda--Java Sunda beweging: Het verhaal van een andersdenkende groepering in een overwegend islamitisch land: Indonesie 1964-1971.
Herpetology keeper Pip Carter Jones said: "Totting up our huge new Sunda gharial crocodiles is not much of a challenge.
The new pool is home to Frank and Frankie, a pair of Sunda gharial crocodiles, each weighing around 500kg and measuring 3.