The Historic and Marine Landscape of the Banda Islands

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The Banda Islands is part of the Tentative list of Indonesia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Banda Islands are a volcanic group of ten small volcanic islands, which until the mid-19th century were the world's only source of the spices nutmeg and mace. They were among the earliest European exploitations in Asia, the Dutch already constructed a comprehensive nutmeg plantation system on the islands during the 17th century. The plantations relied upon the endemic and high-quality Bandanese nutmeg tree. The island group also has one of the most spectacular coral reefs of the region.

Map of The Historic and Marine Landscape of the Banda Islands

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Banda Islands
Country
Indonesia
Added
2015
Type
Mixed
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2015 Revision

Renomination of Banda Islands (2005)

2015 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: The Banda Islands

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