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About Ambon



This article is about an island in Maluku archipelago. For a city on the island, see Ambon, Maluku. For other meaning of Ambon, see Ambon (disambiguation).

Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. The island has an area of 775 km (299 sq mi), and is mountainous, well watered, and fertile. Ambon Island consists of two territories: The main city and seaport is Ambon (with a 2009 population of 284,809), which is also the capital of Maluku province and Maluku Tengah (with a 2009 population of 370,931). Ambon has an airport, and is home to the Pattimura University and Open University (Universitas Terbuka), state universities, and a few private universities, which include Darussalam University (Universitas Darussalam, UNDAR) and Universitas Kristen Indonesia Maluku (UKIM)