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The Maluku Islands or the Moluccas (/məˈlʌkəz/) are an airchipelago within Indonesie. Tectonically thay are locatit on the Halmahera Plate within the Molucca Sea Collision Zone.

Maluku
Moluccas
Geografie
Location Sooth East Asie
Coordinates 3°9′S 129°23′E / 3.150°S 129.383°E / -3.150; 129.383
Tot islands ~1000
Major islands Halmahera, Seram, Buru, Ambon, Ternate, Tidore, Aru Islands, Kai Islands
Aurie 74,505 km2 (28,767 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 3,027 m (9,931 ft)
Heichest point Binaiya
Admeenistration
Indonesia
Provinces Maluku, North Maluku
Lairgest settlement Ambon
Demografics
Population 1,895,000 (2000)
Ethnic groups Alfur, Nuaulu, Manusela. Thou oreeginally Melanesian

Coordinates: 2°00′S 128°00′E / 2.000°S 128.000°E / -2.000; 128.000