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Makian (also Machian), known to local people as Mount Kie Besi, is a volcanic island, one of the Maluku Islands within the province of North Maluku in Indonesia. It lies near the southern end of a chain of volcanic islands off the western coast of the province's major island, Halmahera, and lies between the islands of Tidore to the north and Kayoa and the Bacan Group to the south. The island, which forms a district (pulau makian) within South Halmahera Regency of North Maluku Province, covers an area of 84.36, and had a population of 12,394 at the 2010 Census, which rose to 14,000 at the 2020 Census.The island is 10 kilometres (6 miles) wide, and its 1,357-metre (4,452-foot) high summit consists of a large 1.5 kilometres (1 mile) wide crater, with a small lake on its Northeast side. There are four parasitic cones on the western slopes of Makian. Makian volcano is also known as Mount Kiebesi (or Kie Besi).

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