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The Tiwi Islands lie 80 km north of Darwin where the Arafura Sea joins the Timor Sea. They comprise Melville Island and Bathurst Island, with a combined area of 8,320 square kilometres (3,212 sq mi). 
 
They are inhabited by the Tiwi people. The population is around 2500. Most of the population live in Nguiu on Bathurst Island, Pirlangimpi (also known as Garden Point) and Milikapiti (also known as Snake Bay) on Melville Island. Nguiu has a population of nearly 1500, the other two centres around 450 each.
 
Tiwi Art
There are three Tiwi Art Centres on the islands: Tiwi Design (Nguiu), Munupi Arts & Crafts (Pirlangimpi), and Jilamara Arts and Craft (Milikapiti), and these collaborate through a cooperative venture, Tiwi Art. Apart from Tiwi Art network there are two independent operations: fabric design, printing and clothing business Bima Wear (Nguiu), operated by Tiwi women since 1969, and Ngaruwanajirri (Nguiu), also known as 'The Keeping Place'.
 
Transport
A commercial flight operator, Fly Tiwi, connects both islands to each other and to Darwin. Fly Tiwi has daily flights to all three communities on the islands.
SealinkNT operates a ferry service 3 days per week between Wurrumiyanga and Darwin.