Island of the central Moluccas, Indonesia. It has an area of 6,621 sq mi (17,148 sq km). The terrain is mountainous and covered with tropical forests; seismic activity is common. Portuguese missionaries arriving in the 15th century found Hindu and Islamic influences present; the island came under nominal Dutch control circa 1650. During World War II the Japanese occupied it; after the war it became part of Indonesia.
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Seram is traversed by a central mountain range, the highest point of which is covered with dense rain forests. Copra, resin, sago, and fish are important products. Oil is exploited in the northeast near Bula by KUFPEC (Indonesia) Limited.
Traditionally, most of the people here have been either of the Animist, Muslim or Christian faith. Violent inter-religious conflict swept the Maluku province and other parts of Indonesia starting in late 1998, resulting in tens of thousands of displaced persons in Ambon and surrounding islands such as Seram.
On the Contemporary Uses of Colonial History and the Legitimation of Political Status in Archipelagic Southeast Seram
Mar 01, 1997; When the independent government of Indonesia succeeded the Dutch East Indies as the sovereign administration of the Moluccas, the...
Wipo Publishes Patent of Pcl, Minjoung Jo, Seram Lee for "Sol-Gel Kit for Manufacturing a Biochip and Method for Manufacturing a Biochip by Using Same" (South Korean Inventors)
Nov 15, 2012; GENEVA, Nov. 15 -- Publication No. WO/2012/148017 was published on Nov. 1. Title of the invention: "SOL-GEL KIT FOR MANUFACTURING...