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Sangihe Islands

Sangihe Islands (säng-gēˈə) [key] or Sangi Islands sängˈē, volcanic group (314 sq mi/813 sq km), Indonesia, NE of Sulawesi. Tahuna is the chief town and port. The islands are mountainous, forested, and fertile; tropical woods, rattan, copra, and nutmeg are produced. The largest island, also called Sangihe, has an active volcano, Mt. Awu, 6,002 ft (1,829 m) high. The area came under Dutch control in 1677.

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