Pantar is the second island of the archipelago Indonesia N of the islands Alor after Alor itself. It belongs to the Small islands of the Probe. In the east are Alor and other islands of the archipelago. In the west, the strait of Alor, which separates it from the islands Solor. In the south, there are the strait of Ombai Strait and 72 km further, the island of Timor. To north the Mer extends from Bandaged. Pantar has a 50 km length of north in the south, and its width varies from 11 to 29 km in west in east. Surface of the island east of 728 km ².
Pantar is rather punt, except for an undulating part in the south-east, which culminates to 900 m with the top of the sea level. The island is dominated by an active volcano, Sirung. Its climate is dry, with strong rains during the rain season.
The economic main activity is an agriculture of subsistence which produces Riz, Maïs, Coton and on the littoral, of the Coconut. There is also breeding in pasture and in the coastal areas, of fishing at sea major. The craft industry consists of weaving (Ikat), of woodcarving and manufacture of musical instruments.
LanguageOne speaks in Pantar the blagar, the LAMA, the nedebang, the tereweng and the tewa, of the languages of the family of the Langues of Trans-News Guinea.
- Site of the '' kabupaten '' of Alor
- '' ethnologue.com '': " Pantar"
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