Cenderawasih Bay

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Cenderawasih Bay
Map of Cenderawasih Bay from the North New Guinea Expedition (1903)
Spatula MHNT

Cenderawasih Bay (Indonesian: Teluk Cenderawasih, means : Bird of Paradise Bay), also Teluk Sarera (Sarera Bay), formerly Geelvink Bay (Dutch: Geelvinkbaai) is a large bay in northern Province of Papua and West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia, at 2°30′S 135°18′E / 2.5°S 135.3°E / -2.5; 135.3Coordinates: 2°30′S 135°18′E / 2.5°S 135.3°E / -2.5; 135.3. The Dutch name comes from a Dutch ship and family called Geelvinck. The western part of the bay was declared a marine national park in 2002.

Teluk Cenderawasih National Park is located in the Teluk Cenderawasih.


West Papua Province

Papua Province

Other landforms

The Wamma River, Tabai River, Warenai River, and Wapoga River empty into the Bay.

The Mapia Islands lie to the north, and south of Palau. Bird's Head Peninsula borders the northwest part of the Bay.

See also


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