Bangka Belitung Islands

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Bangka Belitung Islands
Flag of Bangka Belitung Islands
Flag
Coat of arms of Bangka Belitung Islands
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Serumpun Sebalai
(Allied Disgust)
Location of Bangka Belitung in Indonesia
Location of Bangka Belitung in Indonesia
Coordinates: 2°8′S 106°7′E / 2.133°S 106.117°E / -2.133; 106.117Coordinates: 2°8′S 106°7′E / 2.133°S 106.117°E / -2.133; 106.117
Established4 December 2000[1]
Capital
and largest city
Pangkal Pinang
Government
 • BodyBangka Belitung Islands Provincial Government
 • GovernorErzaldi Rosman Djohan
 • Vice GovernorAbdul Fatah [id]
Area
 • Total16,424.14 km2 (6,341.40 sq mi)
Area rank27th in Indonesia
Highest elevation
669 m (2,195 ft)
Population
 (2017)[2][3]
 • Total1,430,900
 • Rank29th in Indonesia
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Density rank
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups
 • Religion
 • Languages
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
HDIIncrease 0.682 (Medium)
HDI rank15th in Indonesia (2014)
Websitebabelprov.go.id

The Bangka Belitung Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Bangka Belitung) is a province of Indonesia. It is made up of two main islands, Bangka and Belitung, and several smaller ones.

Bangka Belitung is bordered by the Bangka Strait to the west, the Natuna Sea to the north, the Java Sea is to the south, and the Karimata Strait to the east.

The province's capital and largest city is Pangkal Pinang. As of the 2015 census, the population of Bangka Belitung was 1,372,813.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Undang-Undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 27 Tahun 2000" (PDF). dpr.go.id (in Indonesian). People's Representative Council. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. "Statistik Indonesia 2018". Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  3. Central Bureau of Statistics: Census 2010 Archived 2017-11-20 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 17 January 2011 (in Indonesian)
  4. "Kewarganegaraan, Suku Bangsa, Agama dan Bahasa Sehari-hari Penduduk Indonesia 2010". BPS Indonesia. Retrieved 14 July 2018. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |web= (help)
  5. "Population by Area and Religion of Bangka Belitung 2010" Retrieved 13 July 2018