Location within Riau Islands
|Regency seat||Bandar Seri Bentan|
|o Regent||Apri Sujadi|
|o Vice Regent||Dalmasri Syam|
|o Total||1,318.21 km2 (508.96 sq mi)|
|o Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 770|
Bintan Regency (Formerly Riau Islands Regency; Indonesian: Kabupaten Kepulauan Riau) 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.
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.
|Seri Kuala Lobam||90.3||17,632||5||29153|
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.
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.