Riau Islands

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Riau Islands Province
Provinsi Kepulauan Riau
Province
Official seal of Riau Islands Province
Seal
Motto: 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
Country Indonesia
Capital Tanjung Pinang
Government
 • Governor H.M.Sani
Area
 • Total 8,201.72 km2 (3,166.70 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,685,698
 • Density 205.52982/km2 (532.3198/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups Malays (35,6%), Javanese (22,2%), Chinese (9,3%), Minangkabau (9,3%), Batak (8,1%), Buginese (2,2%), Banjarese (0,7%) [2]
 • Religion Islam (79.34%), Protestantism (11.17%), Buddhist (6.65%), Roman Catholicism (2.28%), Confucianism (0.2%), Hinduism (0.09%)
 • Languages Malay , Chinese , English
Time zone WIT (UTC+07)
Website www.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.

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

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