What countries in Southeast Asia are archipelagos?
The Southeast Asian Archipelago holds the third largest expanse of tropical forests, contains three of the world’s mega-diverse countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines), and the majority of the Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity.
How many archipelago are there in Southeast Asia?
aSEA includes more than 24,000 islands, spread across 5,200 kilometers (km) from east to west and 3,400 km from north to south.
What part of East Asia has an archipelago?
It includes Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia (East Malaysia), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Singapore. The term is largely synonymous with Maritime Southeast Asia.
|World map highlighting Malay Archipelago|
|Location||Maritime Southeast Asia, Melanesia|
How many archipelagos are there in the world?
List of archipelagos by number of islands
|Location (total number of islands)||Name of the archipelagos||Number of islands, islets, reefs, coral reefs and cays|
|British Isles||British Isles||6,289|
|Södermanland archipelago, Sweden||Södermanland archipelago||5,371|
How did the archipelagos of Southeast Asia form?
Islands of the archipelago sea were never coastal mountaintops, however. They were formed by post-glacial rebound. In this process, land that was squashed by the weight of heavy glaciers during the Ice Age slowly regains its shape, like a sponge.
How many archipelago are there in India?
There are a total of 1,382 islands (including uninhabited ones) in India.