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 (so͞om-bä′wə, -wä)
A volcanic island of south-central Indonesia in the Lesser Sunda Islands west of Flores. The Dutch gained control in 1905 after signing treaties with the local chieftains.
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(Placename) a mountainous island in Indonesia, in the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Lombok and Flores islands. Pop: 1 540 000 (2000). Area: 14 750 sq km (5695 sq miles). Former spelling: Soembawa
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(sumˈbɑ wɑ)

one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia. 5965 sq. mi. (15,449 sq. km).
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The island is part of Komodo National Park, a conservation area between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores visited by more than 176,000 tourists from all over the world in 2018.
Indonesia has many native breeds of cattle, including Bali cattle, Pesisir, Sumba Ongole, Madura, Aceh, Grati, Ongole Grade, Katingan, Sumbawa, Pasundan, Jabres, and Galekan (the characteristics were described in Sutarno and Setyawan [1] and MARI [2]).
When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands.
With regard to a volcanic eruption offshore, such as with Anak Krakatau, assuming that an eruption is not of the scale of 1883 or even worse Tambora in Sumbawa in 1815, then as is being discussed an early warning system has to be put in place.
Summary: Jakarta (Indonesia) Jan 22 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale struck south of the city of Raba in Indonesia's central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday.
Amman, Jan.22 (Petra) -- An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S.
The earthquakes hit south of Indonesia's Sumbawa island.
She was responsible for teaching the world the real facts about Komodo dragons, with which she developed an amazing rapport; she would take daily walks through the zoo with her favourite, Sumbawa, and together they hosted children's tea parties.
Positioned between a dozen other equally spectacular Indonesian islands, including Sumba, Sumbawa and Flores (although there are more than 17,000 to choose from), Bali is the perfect jumping-off point to explore some of this region's more adventurous corners.