The Province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is located between 8°10' - 9°5'S and 115°46' - 119°5'E. NTB consists of two big islands, Lombok and Sumbawa, and hundreds of small islands; however, of the 280 islands that exist only 32 islands have been inhabited. The total area of NTB is 20,153.15 km² with Sumbawa covering 15,414.5 km² or 76.49% of the total. The boundaries of NTB include the Java Sea and Flores Sea (North), the Indian Ocean (South), the Lombok Strait and Bali (West) and lastly the Sape Strait and East Nusa Tenggara (East).
Sumbawa has nine mountains and the highest is Mount Tambora which stands at 2,851 meters. Lombok has seven mountains of which Mount Rinjani is the highest standing at 3,726 meters.
The maximum temperature ranges between 31.4°C - 33.1°C and usually occurs in October. The minimum temperature ranges between 22.2°C - 22.8°C and usually occurs in January. The humidity level ranges between 79.8% - 80.9%. (Source: Nusa Tenggara Barat Dalam Angka 2013)
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