Sula Islands

Sula Islands

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Sula

The Sula Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Sula) are a group of islands in North Maluku in Indonesia. Its three main islands are Mangole, Sanana (Sula Besi/Xulla Besi) and Taliabu, with smaller islands Lifamatola and Seho. It is administered as Kepulauan Sula Regency (Kabupaten Kepulauan Sula), with its administrative capital at Sanana on the island of the same name. Its area is 9,632.92 km2 and population 132,070 (at the 2010 census). Pre-Indonesian Independence saw the Sula also known as the Xulla Islands, with Taliabo as Xulla Taliabo, Sanana as Xulla Bessi, and Mangola as Xulla Mangola