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Bengkalis (Kota Bengkalis) was the seat (capital) of Bengkalis Regency in the Riau province of Indonesia until 8 July 2013, when it became an independent city. It is located on Bengkalis Island. The city had a population of 66,211.

Bengkalis has a hot and humid equatorial/tropical climate. The city is humid throughout the year with daily temperature range 26 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Coordinates: 1°29′23″N 102°04′47″E / 1.489722°N 102.079722°E / 1.489722; 102.079722