|City of Batam|
An aerial view of Batam
("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
Interactive map of Batam
|• Mayor||Muhammad Rudi|
|• Vice Mayor||Amsakar Achmad|
|• Total||1,595 km2 (616 sq mi)|
|• Land||715 km2 (276 sq mi)|
|• Water||880 km2 (340 sq mi)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||800/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 778|
Batam (also called Batam City) is an industrial city in the province of Riau Islands, Indonesia. Over 1 million people live in it. 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.
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Population by Disstrict and Sex in Batam Municipality, 2011-2016". batamkota.bps.go.id. Statistics of Batam City. Archived from the original on 23 July 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- "Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)". imtgt.org. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- Delicia (8 May 2011). "Ikon Kota Batam " Jembatan Barelang " Karya Megah B.J. Habibie". Kompasiana (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 August 2019.
- "BARELANG BRIDGE: Architectural Icon of Batam". indonesia.travel. Wonderful Indonesia. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.