|Elevation:||1,949 m (6,394 ft)||Prominence:||1,949 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Nusa Tenggara Barat|
|Google Earth:||kml||Other names:||Sangeang Api|
|Eruptions:||1512, 1715, 1821, 1860, 1911-12, 1927, 1953-58, 1964, 1966, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2014|
Gunung Sangeang (or Sangeang Api) is a very active island volcano, just off the north coast of Sumbawa. The island is 13km wide and getting over there from ports in Sumbawa should not be too difficult.
|Getting there||Several flights per day to Bima, Sumbawa from Denpasar.|
|Accommodation||Some basic accommodation on the island.|
|Permits||Take a photocopy of your passport photo page to give to the village chief.|
|Water sources||Unknown – assume none|
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Origins and Meaning
‘Sangeang’ means spirits. In Bali, there is the Sanghyang Dance – a trance dance in which a teenage girl is thought to be in contact with the spirits, and an orang sangiang means a ‘spiritual healer’ in Central Kalimantan. “Gunung Sangeang” is basically “Mountain of Spirits”.