Maluku Islands (also known as the Moluccas, Moluccan Islands, and the Spice Islands) is an archipelago and a region of Indonesia. The capital of Java is Ambon, located on an island of the same name. Maluku Islands became the setting of an important battle during the China-Indonesia War, where Indonesian forces finally managed to turn the tides of battle and defeat the Chinese force. Maluku Islands shares many traits with the nearby Lesser Sunda Islands, including it's geographic, demographic, and economic traits.
Maluku lies in the center part of Indonesia. Apart from it's connection with Mindanao, this region doesn't hold significant strategic value. Maluku Islands is neighbored by following regions:
- Indonesia, Lesser Sunda Islands
- Philippines, Mindanao
- Australia, Northern Territory
- Indonesia, Papua
- Indonesia, Sulawesi
With a population of 349 as of June 12, 2011 (Day 1300), it is one of the least-populated regions of Indonesia, matched by Lesser Sunda Islands.
The people of Maluku Islands relied on catching fish as their source of income, much like the nearby Lesser Sunda Islands.
The following lists the known Mayors of the region:
|Term Started Date||Mayor||Party|
|21 December 2007|
|21 January 2008|
|21 February 2008|
|21 March 2008||unknown|
|21 April 2008||unknown|
|21 May 2008||Vlavin||Partai Rakyat Merdeka|
|21 June 2008||unknown|
|21 July 2008|
|21 August 2008||unknown|
|21 September 2008||Partai Rakyat Merdeka|