Muna Island


Muna Island
Island, east-central Indonesia.

Located in the Flores Sea off the southeastern coast of Celebes (Sulawesi), it is 63 mi (101 km) long and 35 mi (56 km) wide and has an area of 1,124 sq mi (2,911 sq km). It has a hilly, forested surface, rising to 1,460 ft (445 m). The Muna, a Muslim people who speak an Austronesian language, practice a simple agriculture, growing rice and tubers. The hoglike babirusa and the marsupial cuscus are found on the island. The main town and principal port is Raha, on the northeastern coast.

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▪ island and regency, Indonesia
Indonesian  Pulau Muna , Dutch  Moena Eiland 

      island and kabupaten (regency), Southeast Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara) propinsi (province), Indonesia. The island lies in the Flores Sea south of the southeastern arm of Celebes. With an area of 658 square miles (1,704 square km), it has a hilly surface, rising to 1,460 feet (445 metres). The north and northeast have teak forests. The Muna, a Muslim people speaking an Austronesian language, practice a simple agriculture, raising rice and tubers. Their other food sources are sago and sea cucumbers. The hoglike babirusa and the marsupial cuscus are found on the island. The main town and principal port is Raha, on the northeastern coast across the Strait of Butung from the neighbouring island of Butung to the east.

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