Riau Islands

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Riau Islands Province
Provinsi Kepulauan Riau
Flag of Riau Islands Province
Coat of arms of Riau Islands Province
Motto(s): 
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
CountryIndonesia
CapitalTanjung Pinang
Government
 • GovernorH.M.Sani
Area
 • Total8,201.72 km2 (3,166.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total1,685,698
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demographics
 • 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)
Websitewww.kepriprov.go.id

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.

Sources[change | change source]

  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. kompas.com. February 6, 2009.

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