- an island in Indonesia, between Borneo and Sumatra. 1866 sq. mi. (4833 sq. km).
Also Belitong, Belitoeng, Belitung.
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A few miles to the east of Sumatra are the islands of Banka and Billiton, famous for their tin mines.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
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- an island of Indonesia, in the Java Sea between Borneo and Sumatra. Chief town: Tanjungpandan. Area: 4833 sq km (1866 sq miles)Also called: Belitung
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