Location within Riau Islands
|Regency seat||Tanjung Balai Karimun|
|o Regent||Aunur Rafiq|
|o Vice Regant||Anwar Hasyim|
|o Total||912.7 km2 (352.4 sq mi)|
|o Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 777|
The Karimun Regency is located in the Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. Besides the main island of Great Karimun, the regency also includes the island of Kundur and a number of smaller islands. The district covers a land area of 912.7 km2, and its population was 212,561 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at 2017) is 227,277.
Note: 1 number remaining after splitting of that district.
Since 2010, three new districts have been created - Belat (from part of Kundur Barat district), Meral Barat (out of the western part of Meral) and Ungar (from part of Kundur district).
Islam is the dominant religion in the regency, with 84.09% of the total population identify themselves as Muslim. Other religions are Buddhism, which forms 10.68% of the total population, Christianity, which forms 4.85% of the total population, Hinduism, which forms 0.01% of the total population and Confucianism, which forms 0.37% of the total population.