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ID Saparua.PNG
Location of Saparua
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Location South East Asia
Archipelago Maluku Islands
Highest elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Highest point Takuku
Ambon and Lease Islands (Uliasers) en.png
Kota Saparua from Duurstede Fort

Saparua is an island east of Ambon Island in the Indonesian province of Maluku; the island of Haruku lies between Saparua and Ambon. The main port is in the south at Kota Saparua. The island of Maolana is located near its southwestern side and Nusa Laut off its southeastern tip.[1]

Saparua is administered as a single eponymous kecamatan of Maluku Tengah Regency, and has a population of 32,312 as of the 2010 census.[2] The inhabitants of Saparua speak the Saparua language, as well as Indonesian and Ambonese Malay.[3]

Saparua was the location of Indonesian national hero, Pattimura's rebellion against Dutch forces in 1817. It was also the birthplace of G.A. Siwabessy, a prominent politician who was Indonesia's Minister of Health during the 1960s and 1970s.

Villages on Saparua


  1. ^ Pub164, 2004 Sailing Directions (Enroute): New Guinea
  2. ^ Indonesia - Maluku Census
  3. ^ Saparua - Ethnologue

External links

  • Media related to Saparua at Wikimedia Commons
  • Old map of Manipa, Haruku, Saparua and Nusalaut
  • Saparua island

Coordinates: 3°34′30″S 128°38′49″E / 3.57493°S 128.647°E / -3.57493; 128.647

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