Pangkal Pinang

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Pangkal Pinang
邦加檳港
City
Official seal of Pangkal Pinang邦加檳港
Seal
Country Indonesia
Province Kepulauan Bangka Belitung
Founded 17 September 1757
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 327,167
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 717
Website www.pangkalpinangkota.go.id


Pangkalpinang is the largest town on the Indonesian island of Bangka and the capital of the province of Kepulauan Bangka Belitung. It is located on Bangka's eastern coast at 2°8′S 106°7′E / 2.133°S 106.117°E / -2.133; 106.117Coordinates: 2°8′S 106°7′E / 2.133°S 106.117°E / -2.133; 106.117.

Landmarks in the city include the Timah Museum, a Chinese temple, and the Pasir Padi beach.

History[edit]

In order to control rich tin mines deposit on eastern Bangka, Dutch colonial move the capital of Bangka Belitung resident from Muntok to Pangkalpinang in 1913.

Demographics[edit]

Pangkalpinang's population was 108,411 in 1990 and has risen to 174,838 at the 2010 Census.[1] The population is mainly Malay, and a big portion of the population consists of Indonesian Chinese, who originally immigrated from Guangdong province of southern China. They are called 'Peranakan' ("Children of the Indies") locally, and they speak a Hakka dialect. But in conversation with another Chinese, they call themselves Thong Ngin (Tang People) and Fan Ngin for local Malay.

Administration[edit]

The city is divided into five districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[2]

Name Population
Census 2010
Ranekui 39,938
Bukit Intan 43,325
Pangkal Balam 41,055
Taman Sari 13,117
Gerunggang 37,323

Economics[edit]

Pangkalpinang is one of the major ports on the Karimata Strait. It produces tin, white pepper, fish, copra, marine vessel.

The town has an airport with 2.350 m length and 16 times of Boeing 737 flight from Jakarta and Palembang. Pangkalpinang is connected by paved asphalt roads with other towns on the island.

There is important household manufacturing weaving, plating, metal-work, carving and basket making.

Notable People[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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