Java sea on world map. The java strait separates bali from its nearby neighbour java and they are only 32kms apart. Through the early centuries ad a number of small states flourished across indonesia including the tarumanagara who produced some of the earliest known inscriptions on java island. The battle of the java sea occurred on february 27 1942 and was an early naval engagement of world war ii 1939 1945 in the pacific. The java sea indonesian.
The java strait separates bali from its nearby neighbour java and they are only 32kms apart. Map of java and travel information about java brought to you by lonely planet. Detailed interactive and static maps of java sea and satellite images for java sea. Bali is surrounded by the java sea to the north and the indian ocean to the south.
With the beginning of fighting in the dutch east indies allied forces attempted to unite to slow the japanese advance south towards australia. Location of java sea. The strategic sea lane positioning of indonesia also played host to the cultivation of international trade with china and indian kingdoms. Laut jawa is an extensive shallow sea on the sunda shelf.