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City of Batam
Kota Batam
Regional transcription(s)
 • Jawiباتام
An aerial view of Batam
An aerial view of Batam
Official seal of Batam
Kota Industri
("The Industrial City")
Terwujudnya Batam Sebagai Bandar Dunia yang Modern dan Pusat Pertumbuhan Ekonomi Nasional
(The realization of Batam as a modern world-class city and a centre of national economic growth)
Location within Riau Islands
Location within Riau Islands
Interactive map of Batam
Batam is located in Sumatra
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Batam is located in Indonesia
Batam (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°05′N 104°02′E / 1.083°N 104.033°E / 1.083; 104.033Coordinates: 1°05′N 104°02′E / 1.083°N 104.033°E / 1.083; 104.033
Country Indonesia
ProvinceRiau Islands
 • MayorMuhammad Rudi
 • Vice MayorAmsakar Achmad
 • Total1,595 km2 (616 sq mi)
 • Land715 km2 (276 sq mi)
 • Water880 km2 (340 sq mi)
 • Total1,236,399
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Urban density800/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postal code
Area code(+62) 778
Vehicle registrationBP

Batam (also called Batam City) is an industrial city in the province of Riau Islands, Indonesia. Over 1 million people live in it.[1] It is the biggest city in Riau Islands, and the third biggest city in Sumatra. It is part of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand and Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore free-trade zone.[2]

The city administrative covers an area of 3 big islands with some small islands surround them. The 3 big islands are Batam, Rempang, and Galang. The islands are conected by bridges called Barelang Bridges (Indonesian: Jembatan Barelang) that is a short name for Batam-Rempang-Galang Bridges.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population by Disstrict and Sex in Batam Municipality, 2011-2016". Statistics of Batam City. Archived from the original on 23 July 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. "Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)". Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. Delicia (8 May 2011). "Ikon Kota Batam " Jembatan Barelang " Karya Megah B.J. Habibie". Kompasiana (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  4. "BARELANG BRIDGE: Architectural Icon of Batam". Wonderful Indonesia. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.