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|Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea|
|Max. length||1,290 km (800 mi)|
|Max. width||560 km (350 mi)|
The Arafura Sea is bordered by
The sea lies over the Arafura Shelf, part of the
On the North. The Southeastern limit of the
Ceram Sea[A line from Karoefa, New Guinea, to the Southeastern extreme of Adi Island, thence to Tg. Borang, the Northern point of Noehoe Tjoet [Kai Besar] ( )] and the Eastern limit of the Banda Sea[From Tg Borang, the Northern point of Noehoe Tjoet, through this island to its Southern point, thence a line to the Northeast point of Fordata, through this island and across to the Northeast point of Larat, Tanimbar Islands ( ), down the East coast of Jamdena [Yamdena] Island to its Southern point, thence through Anggarmasa to the North point of Selaroe and through this island to Tg Aro Oesoe its Southern point ( )].
On the South. By the North coast of Australia from the Northwest extreme of York Peninsula to Cape Don ().
On the West. A line from Cape Don to Tanjong Aro Oesoe, the Southern point of Selaroe (