Lombok

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Lombok
South Lombok.jpg
Lombok Wedding Party 1998.jpgCamping above the clouds at Rinjani.jpg
Senggigi Beach by Pura Batubolong.JPGSenaru Waterfall.JPG
From top, left to right: Tanjung Aan Beach, Sasak wedding, camping over the top of Rinjani, Senggigi beach, Senaru waterfall
Lombok Locator.svg
Location (red) of Lombok
Lombok is located in Indonesia
Lombok
Lombok
Geography
LocationIndonesia
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
Administration
Indonesia
ProvinceWest Nusa Tenggara
Largest settlementMataram (pop. 486,715)
Demographics
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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