You asked: What is the main archipelago in Southeast Asia?

Which are the two main archipelagos of Southeast Asia?

Maritime Southeast Asia is made up of the world’s two largest archipelagos situated between the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Western Pacific.

Maritime Southeast Asia.

Geography
Total islands 25,000
Major islands Borneo, Java, Luzon, Mindanao, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra
Area 2,870,000 km2 (1,110,000 sq mi)

Does Southeast Asia have 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.

Which archipelago is found in South Asia?

It includes Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia (East Malaysia), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Singapore.

Malay Archipelago.

Geography
Location Maritime Southeast Asia, Melanesia
Total islands 25,000
Major islands Borneo, Java, Luzon, Mindanao, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

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.

Is Singapore an archipelago?

It is part of the Malay Archipelago and is located at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia.

Singapore Island.

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Native name: Pulau Ujong
Location Southeast Asia
Archipelago Malay Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of water South China Sea
Area 710 km2 (270 sq mi)