The Banda Islands
The Historic and Marine Landscape of 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 Banda IslandsLoad map
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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Renomination of Banda Islands (2005)
2015 Added to Tentative List
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