Bintan Regency

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Bintan Regency
Regency
Official seal of Bintan Regency
Seal
Country Indonesia
Province Riau Islands
Capital Bandar Seri Bentan
Area
 • Total 1,318.21 km2 (508.96 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 172,192
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.bintankab.go.id

Bintan Regency 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 a few minor outlying islands.

Location[edit]

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[edit]

The Regency is divided into ten districts (kecamatan) - tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Teluk Bintan 8,934
Bintan Utara
(North Bintan)
21,193
Teluk Sebong 16,019
Seri Kuala Lobam 17,632
Bintan Timur
(East Bintan)
39,006
Gunung Kijang 12,007
Mantang 3,896
Bintan Pesisir 8,005
Toapaya 10,633
Tambelan 4,975

Airports[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Kepri Akan Bangun Bandara Internasional di Lagoi". March 20, 2012. 

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