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Lingga Island (104.67E 0.16S) is located in the Lingga Group of the Riau Archipelago northeast of Sumatra and south of Singapore.The island has an area of 343 square miles (889 km2). The southwest part of the island is mountainous while the rest is quite flat. The island itself is was of no great military value, but Lingga Roads south of Lingga and northeast of Singkep was an important anchorage used by the Dutch prior to war and by the Japanese as a fleet anchorage after their conquest of the Netherlands East Indies.
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