Praya, Lombok

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Praya
Town
Praya is located in Lombok
Praya
Praya
Location on Lombok
Praya is located in Indonesia
Praya
Praya
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: 8°42′28″S 116°16′23″E / 8.70778°S 116.27306°E / -8.70778; 116.27306Coordinates: 8°42′28″S 116°16′23″E / 8.70778°S 116.27306°E / -8.70778; 116.27306
Country Indonesia
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Regency Central Lombok Regency
Area
 • Total 31.12 km2 (12.02 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 55,041
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+08

Praya (Indonesian: Praya or Kecamatan Praya) is the capital town of Central Lombok Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Lombok Tengah) on Lombok Island in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It has an area of 31.12 square kilometres (12.02 sq mi) and 55,041 people. It is a predominantly Muslim town, with minorities of Balinese inhabitants following Hinduism and Chinese inhabitants following Buddhism or Christianity.

It is located a short distance to the north of the Bandara Internasional Lombok airport (IATA: LOPICAO: WADL), which opened on 1 October 2011. The airport is the island's only operational airport and provides services for both international and domestic operations. It is also the only international airport serving the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

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