Place in news: Thousand Islands

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  • January 11, 2021
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Place in news: Thousand Islands

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International relations

In news 

  • On 9 January 2021, a Boeing 737-500 (PK-CLC) operating Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 went missing after taking off from Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport on route to Pontianak Supadio Airport. 
  • The aircraft crashed near the Thousand Islands.

Important value additions

  • The Thousand Islands (officially Kepulauan Seribu) are a chain of islands to the north of Jakarta’s coast.
  • It forms the only regency of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
  • It consists of a string of 342 islands stretching 45 km (28 mi) north into the Java Sea at West Jakarta Bay and in fact north of Banten Province.

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