Gulf of Boni/Bone
Gulf of Boni
Map of the Gulf of Boni
Gulf of Boni/Bone is located in Sulawesi
Gulf of Boni/Bone
Gulf of Boni/Bone
Coordinates4°0′S 120°45′E / 4.000°S 120.750°E / -4.000; 120.750 (Gulf of Boni)Coordinates: 4°0′S 120°45′E / 4.000°S 120.750°E / -4.000; 120.750 (Gulf of Boni)
Basin countriesIndonesia

The Gulf of Boni[1] (Indonesian: Teluk Bone), also known as the Gulf of Bone, Bay of Boni, and Bone Bay, is the gulf which divides the South and Southeast Peninsulas of the island of Sulawesi (Celebes) in Indonesia. It opens on the south into the Banda Sea.[2]


The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) defines the Gulf of Boni as being one of the divisions of the East Indian Archipelago.[3] It is defined as the waters north of the "line from Tg. Lassa, Celebes, to the North point of Kabaena (5°05′S 121°52′E / 5.083°S 121.867°E / -5.083; 121.867) and thence up this meridian to the coast of Celebes".[1]

See also



  1. ^ a b IHO (1953), §48 (k).
  2. ^ IHO (1953), §48 (g).
  3. ^ IHO (1953), §48.