Java Sea, a part of the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Borneo; to the east, Celebes; to the south, Java; and to the west, Sumatra. The Java Sea is about 950 miles (1,500 km) long (east-west) and up to 300 miles (480 km) wide. Much of the sea is quite shallow—less than 200 feet (60 m) deep. Karimata Strait leads northwestward to the South China Sea, Makassar Strait northeastward to the Celebes Sea, and Sunda Strait southwestward to the Indian Ocean. In a battle fought here February 27–28, 1942, during World War II, the Japanese defeated combined British, Dutch, American, and Australian naval forces.
Congo (Kinshasa), a country in central Africa. Prior to independence in 1960, it was known as the Belgian Congo; from 1960 until 1971 it was the Democratic Republic of the Congo; from 1971 until 1997 it was known as Zaire.
East London, South Africa, a community in the province of Eastern Cape. It is mainly a manufacturing center and a port.