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LocationSooth East Asie
Coordinates0°36′N 127°52′E / 0.600°N 127.867°E / 0.600; 127.867
AirchipelagaeMaluku Islands
Aurie17,780 km2 (6,860 sq mi)
Aurie rank51st
Heichest elevation1,635 m (5,364 ft)
Heichest pointMunt Gamkonora
Population449938 (2010)
Pop. density25.3 /km2 (65.5 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsTobelo, Galela, Sahu, Waioli, Modole, Pagu, Kao Islam, Sawai, Gane, Buli, Maba, Loloda, Tabaru, Patani, Bicoli. Signeeficant migrant groups include Sangir, Ternate, Tidore, Makian, an Javanese.

Halmahera (an aa kent as Jailolo or Gilolo) is the lairgest island in the Maluku Islands. It is pairt o the North Maluku province o Indonesie an Sofifi, the caipital o the province, is locatit on the wast coast o the island.

Halmahera haes a land aurie o 17,780 km² (6,865 sq mi) an a population in 1995 o 162,728, it haes increased tae 449,938 for the island itself (excludin the tip which is considered Joronga Islands, but includin Gebe an Ju islands) an 667,161 for the island group. (including aw o Halmahera Selatan an Tidore but nae Ternate).[1][2] Approximately hauf o the island's indwallers are Muslim an hauf are Christian.

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