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Pekanbaru (Jawi: ڤكنبارو) is the capital city of Riau province, Indonesia. It is the third largest city on the island of Sumatra.[1] It has an area of 632.26 km². As of 2014 about 1,030,732 people live there.[2] Pekanbaru has several industries. It exports palm oil, paper and crude oil.[1] It is a very clean city. Ferry passengers from Singapore used it as a transfer point before low-cost air travel became more popular.[3] Tourists still take the ferry for a relaxing and interesting boat trip.

Pekanbaru

Bandar Raya Pekanbaru (Malay)
ڤكنبارو (Jawi)
Metropolitan City
Montage of Pekanbaru.jpg
Official seal of Pekanbaru
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Kota Bertuah (Indonesian): "The City of Good Fortune"
Motto(s): 
Bersih, Tertib, Usaha Bersama, Aman, dan Harmonis (Clean, Orderly, Labor, Peace and Harmony)
Location of Pekanbaru in Indonesia
Location of Pekanbaru in Indonesia
Country Indonesia
ProvinceRiau
Founded22 June 1784
Government
 • MayorH. Firdaus, ST, MT
Area
 • Total632.26 km2 (244.12 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total1,030,732
 • Density1,729/km2 (4,480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Postal code
28131
Area code(s)+62 761
Websitewww.pekanbaru.go.id

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pekanbaru, capital of the Riau Province". Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. "KOTA PEKANBARU (City)". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. "Introducing Pekanbaru". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 12 July 2015.