The Schouten Island Group (Schouten Archipelago) is located in Cenderawasih Bay (Geelvink Bay) and consists of Biak Island, Supiori Island, Yapen Island (Japen), Owi Island, Noemfoor Island (Noemfoer, Noemfor, Numfor) plus other smaller islands. Also known as "Biak Islands" or "Geelvink Islands" or "Schouten Islands". The Schouten Islands are roughly 50 km off the northern coast of New Guinea (Dutch New Guinea).
The Schouten Island Group is part of Papua Province in Indonesia. It includes three regency including: Biak Numfor Regency, Yapen Islands Regency and Supiori Regency. In Indonesia, also known as "Kepulauan Biak".
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October 23, 2019