Riau Islands

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Riau Islands Province
Provinsi Kepulauan Riau
Flag of Riau Islands Province
Official seal of Riau Islands Province
Berpancang Amanah Bersauh Marwah (Malay)
(With trust as foundation, and dignity as the anchor)
Location of Riau Islands in Indonesia
Location of Riau Islands in Indonesia
Coordinates: 0°54′N 104°27′E / 0.900°N 104.450°E / 0.900; 104.450Coordinates: 0°54′N 104°27′E / 0.900°N 104.450°E / 0.900; 104.450
CapitalTanjung Pinang
 • GovernorH.M.Sani
 • Total8,201.72 km2 (3,166.70 sq mi)
 • Total1,685,698
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
 • Ethnic groupsMalays (35,6%), Javanese (22,2%), Chinese (9,3%), Minangkabau (9,3%), Batak (8,1%), Buginese (2,2%), Banjarese (0,7%) [2]
 • ReligionIslam (79.34%), Protestantism (11.17%), Buddhist (6.65%), Roman Catholicism (2.28%), Confucianism (0.2%), Hinduism (0.09%)
 • LanguagesMalay , Chinese , English
Time zoneUTC+07 (WIT)

The Riau Islands is a province in Indonesia. Tanjung Pinang is its capital city. Its official language is Riau. In 2007, the population was around 1,392,900.

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  1. Central Bureau of Statistics: Census 2010 Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 17 January 2011 (in Indonesian)
  2. Kepulauan Riau, Keberagaman Identitas dalam Kesatuan Kultur. http://epaper.kompas.com. February 6. Check date values in: |date= and |year= / |date= mismatch (help); External link in |publisher= (help)

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