Riau Islands

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Riau Islands Province
Provinsi Kepulauan Riau
Province

Seal
Motto: Berpancang Amanah Bersauh Marwah (Malay)
(With trust as foundation, and dignity as the anchor)
Location of Riau Islands in Indonesia
Coordinates: 0°54′N 104°27′E / 0.9°N 104.45°E / 0.9; 104.45Coordinates: 0°54′N 104°27′E / 0.9°N 104.45°E / 0.9; 104.45
Country Indonesia
Capital Tanjung Pinang
Government
 • Governor H.M.Sani
Area
 • Total 8,201.72 km2 (3,166.70 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,685,698
 • Density 205.52982/km2 (532.3198/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups Malays (35,6%), Javanese (22,2%), Chinese (9,3%), Minangkabau (9,3%), Batak (8,1%), Buginese (2,2%), Banjarese (0,7%) [2]
 • Religion Islam (79.34%), Protestantism (11.17%), Buddhist (6.65%), Roman Catholicism (2.28%), Confucianism (0.2%), Hinduism (0.09%)
 • Languages Malay , Chinese , English
Time zone WIT (UTC+07)

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

Sources[change | edit source]

  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.

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