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Bintan

Bintan Regency

Kabupaten Bintan
Official seal of Bintan Regency
Seal
Location within Riau Islands
Location within Riau Islands
Bintan Regency is located in Bintan Island
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency
Location in Bintan, Sumatra and Indonesia
Bintan Regency is located in Sumatra
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency (Sumatra)
Bintan Regency is located in Indonesia
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°01?N 104°33?E / 1.01°N 104.55°E / 1.01; 104.55Coordinates: 1°01?N 104°33?E / 1.01°N 104.55°E / 1.01; 104.55
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceRiau Islands
Regency seatBandar Seri Bentan
Government
 o RegentApri Sujadi
 o Vice RegentDalmasri Syam
Area
 o Total1,318.21 km2 (508.96 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 o Total154,584
 o Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 770
Websitebintankab.go.id

Bintan Regency (Formerly Riau Islands Regency; Indonesian: Kabupaten Kepulauan Riau)[1][2] is an administrative area in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia. Bintan Regency includes all of Bintan Island (except for the city of Tanjung Pinang which is separately administered as an autonomous area of the island) and also includes many outlying islands including the Tambelan Archipelago and Badas Islands situated between Bintan and West Kalimantan.

Location

The Island is located 40 kilometres from Singapore, with an area of 1,462.77 km2, and it has a population of around 330,000 at the 2010 Census (including Tanjung Pinang), which by 2014 had risen to about 400,000. Famous places in Bintan include Trikora Beach, on the east coast, and the international Bintan Resort.

Administration

The Regency (excluding the city of Tanjung Pinang) is divided into ten districts (kecamatan) - tabulated below with their areas and 2010 Census populations:[3]

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census 2010[4]
No. of
Villages
Post
Code
Teluk Bintan 129.8 8,934 6 29132
-29136
Bintan Utara
(North Bintan)
53.8 21,193 5 29152
Teluk Sebong 324.4 16,019 7 29154
Seri Kuala Lobam 90.3 17,632 5 29153
Bintan Timur
(East Bintan)
96.5 39,006 4 29150
Gunung Kijang 215.9 12,007 4 29155
Mantang1 64.7 3,896 4 29156
Bintan Pesisir1 121.1 8,005 4 29151
Toapaya 149.2 10,633 4 29157
Tambelan2 90.4 4,975 8 29193

Notes:

Demography

Religion

Religion in Bintan Regency (2017)[5]
religion percent
Islam
86.88%
Buddhism
5.37%
Protestantism
5.12%
Roman Catholicism
2.15%
Confucianism
0.38%
Hinduism
0.09%

Islam is the dominant religion in the city, with 86.88% of the total population identify themselves as Muslim. Other religions are Christianity, which forms 7.52% of the total population, Buddhism, which forms 5.37% of the total population, Hinduism, which forms 0.09% of the total population and Confucianism, which forms 0.38% of the total population.

Airports

Besides Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Tanjung Pinang in the south of the Bintan Island, since 2012 a private company builds an airport at Lagoi in the north of the Bintan Island to facilitates tourism with investment $80 to $100 million and predicted operational in 2014.[6]

References

  1. ^ "PERATURAN PEMERINTAH REPUBLIK INDONESIA NOMOR 5 TAHUN 2006 TENTANG PERUBAHAN NAMA KABUPATEN KEPULAUAN RIAU MENJADI KABUPATEN BINTAN" (in Indonesian). The Government of Indonesia. Retrieved 2006.
  2. ^ "Kabupaten Kepulauan Riau Diubah Menjadi Kabupaten Bintan" (in Indonesian). Tempo.co. Retrieved 2006.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ "Riau Islands Province in Figures 2017". BPS Kepulauan Riau. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Kepri Akan Bangun Bandara Internasional di Lagoi". 20 March 2012.

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