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Riau Islands

province of Indonesia

The Riau Islands is a province in Indonesia. Tanjung Pinang is its capital city. Its official language is Riau. In 2007, the population was around 1,392,900.

Riau Islands Province

Provinsi Kepulauan Riau
Flag of Riau Islands Province
Flag
Official seal of Riau Islands Province
Seal
Motto(s): 
Berpancang Amanah Bersauh Marwah (Malay)
(With trust as foundation, and dignity as the anchor)
Location of Riau Islands in Indonesia
Location of Riau Islands in Indonesia
Coordinates: 0°54′N 104°27′E / 0.900°N 104.450°E / 0.900; 104.450Coordinates: 0°54′N 104°27′E / 0.900°N 104.450°E / 0.900; 104.450
CountryIndonesia
CapitalTanjung Pinang
Government
 • GovernorH.M.Sani
Area
 • Total8,201.72 km2 (3,166.70 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total1,685,698
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groupsMalays (35,6%), Javanese (22,2%), Chinese (9,3%), Minangkabau (9,3%), Batak (8,1%), Buginese (2,2%), Banjarese (0,7%) [2]
 • ReligionIslam (79.34%), Protestantism (11.17%), Buddhist (6.65%), Roman Catholicism (2.28%), Confucianism (0.2%), Hinduism (0.09%)
 • LanguagesMalay , Chinese , English
Time zoneUTC+07 (WIT)
Websitewww.kepriprov.go.id

SourcesEdit

  1. Central Bureau of Statistics: Census 2010, retrieved 17 January 2011 (Indonesian)
  2. Kepulauan Riau, Keberagaman Identitas dalam Kesatuan Kultur. http://epaper.kompas.com. February 6. Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help); External link in |publisher= (help)

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