Pamana Island

Pamana Island

Dana Island
Indonesian: Pulau Dana
Geography
Coordinates

10°59′10″S 122°52′5″E / 10.98611°S 122.86806°E / -10.98611; 122.86806

Archipelago Rote Islands
Country


Pamana Island (Dana, Dona) is a small island off Rote Island in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, and the southernmost point of Asia. It lies exactly on latitude 11°S.

Fauna

The island is inhabited by some deer, various bird species and is visited annually by turtles who come to lay their eggs.[1]

Legend

It is said in some legends that the island was inhabited in the 17th Century, until all the inhabitants were massacred in a reprisal and their bodies discarded into the lake and its drinking water. From that day the island has been left to itself.

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