Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bali, Bally, or Little Java, one of the Sunda Islands in the Eastern Archipelago, is separated from Java by the Straits of Bali, about a mile and a half wide. Its length is 75 miles and its breadth 40 miles, much of the surface being occupied by a mountain range running from W. to E., where it terminates in the volcanic peak Gunungagung, 12,379 feet high. The valleys are well watered, and produce rice, cotton, coffee, and tobacco. Edible birds' nests are also exported. The Dutch have a settlement at Badong, and exercise supervision over the eight independent principalities into which the island is divided.