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Lombok Wedding Party 1998.jpg
Camping above the clouds at Rinjani.jpg
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From top, left to right: Tanjung Aan Beach, Sasak wedding, camping over the top of Rinjani, Senggigi beach, Senaru waterfall
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Location (red) of Lombok
Lombok is located in Indonesia
Coordinates8°33′54″S 116°21′04″E / 8.565°S 116.351°E / -8.565; 116.351Coordinates: 8°33′54″S 116°21′04″E / 8.565°S 116.351°E / -8.565; 116.351
ArchipelagoLesser Sunda Islands
Area4,738.65 km2 (1,829.60 sq mi)
Highest elevation3,726 m (12224 ft)
Highest pointRinjani
ProvinceWest Nusa Tenggara
Largest settlementMataram (pop. 486,715)
Population3,550,212 (2019)
Pop. density749.2/km2 (1940.4/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsSasak, Balinese, Mbojo, Tionghoa, Sumbawa, Flores, Arab

Lombok (population 2,950,105 in 2005) is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is to the east of Bali on the other side of the Lombok Strait. The capital and largest city on the island is Mataram.

The Gili Islands are very popular with tourists. There are many places to dive and the beaches are lovely.

Mount Rinjani, 3,726 m (12,224 ft), is the third-highest volcano in Indonesia.

In the summer of 2018, two major earthquakes, in July (6.4 magnitude) and in August (6.9 magnitude) hit the city killing nearly 270 people all together.

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