Malay Archipelago

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointKinabalu (4095 m/13,435 ft)
CountriesIndonesia (87%), Malaysia (12%), East Timor (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,702,466 sq km / 657,323 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,041 km / 1,268 mi North-South
4,430 km / 2,753 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long1° 25' N; 114° 3' E
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Map of Malay Archipelago
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Malay Archipelago.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Central SiberiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Eastern SiberiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Baikal Area RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mongolia RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Korea-Amur AreaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Japanese ArchipelagoLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Southeast AsiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Malay ArchipelagoLevel 2
                 BorneoLevel 3 (Child)
                 SulawesiLevel 3 (Child)
                 MoluccasLevel 3 (Child)
                 SumatraLevel 3 (Child)
                 JavaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Nusa TengarraLevel 3 (Child)
         PhilippinesLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Malay Archipelago

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Pre-eruption Gunung Tambora430014,108Nusa Tengarra
3.Gunung Kerinci380512,484Sumatra
4.Gunung Rinjani372612,224Nusa Tengarra
5.Gunung Semeru367612,060Java
6.Gunung Rantemario347811,411Sulawesi
8.Gunung Slamet342811,247Java
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
2.Gunung Kerinci380512,484Sumatra
3.Gunung Rinjani372612,224Nusa Tengarra
4.Gunung Semeru367612,060Java
5.Gunung Rantemario347811,411Sulawesi
6.Gunung Binaiya30279931Moluccas

Photos of Peaks in the Malay Archipelago


The rocky towers of Kinabalu tower over the jungles of Borneo in this view from the National Park headquarters (1996-07-19).
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The view from Loser summit towards distant ridges (2014-05-15). Photo by Mykhailo Pavliuk .
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Matt, Ben, our guide Sam, and Leslie on the summit of Mt. Arjuno (2012-10-17). Photo by Matthew Nelson.
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Gunung Agung

A Balinese guide in front of the summit--he refused to go any further, not wanting to tread on the summit of a holy mountain (1993-10-06).

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