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21 / 09 / 2017
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Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is an island south-east of Bali and north of Nusa Penida with near the small island of Nusa Ceningan.

Nusa Lembongan is approximately 8 square kilometers in size with a permanent population estimated at 5,000. Twelve kilometers of the Badung Strait separates Nusa Lembongan from Bali. The island is surrounded by coral reefs with white sand beaches and low limestone cliffs. Nusa Lembongan is separated from Nusa Ceningan by a shallow estuarine channel which is difficult to navigate at low tide. There is a suspension bridge linking Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan and this takes foot and motorbike traffic only. There are no permanent waterways on Nusa Lembongan.

There are three main villages on the island. Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay are the centers of the tourist-based industry and activities on the island whilst much of the permanent local population resides in Lembongan Village.

To the east, the Lombok Strait separates the three islands from Lombok, and marks the bio geographical division between the fauna of the Indomalayan Eco zone and the distinctly different fauna of Australasia. The transition is known as the Wallace Line, named after Alfred Russell Wallace, who first proposed a transition zone between these two major biomes.

The north-eastern side of the island is flanked by a relatively large area of mangroves totaling some 212 hectares.

The economy is largely tourism-based and Nusa Lembongan is the only one of the three neighboring islands to have any significant tourism-based infrastructure. There is also subsistence agriculture and fishing on the island and a seaweed farming micro-industry.