Kepulauan Meranti Regency

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Meranti Islands Regency
(Kabupaten Kepulauan Meranti)
Flag of Meranti Islands Regency
Official seal of Meranti Islands Regency
Lokasi Riau Kabupaten Kepulauan Meranti.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Riau
Capital Selat Panjang
 • Regent Drs. Irwan Nasir, M.Si.
 • Total 3,707.84 km2 (1,431.61 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 202,400
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Kepulauan Meranti (or Meranti Islands) is a regency (kabupaten) of Riau Province, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The regency comprises the islands of Tebing Tinggi, Padang and Rangsang. The principal town is Selat Panjang. The regency covers an area of 3,707.84 km2, and had a population of 176,290 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as of January 2014) was 202,400.


The Regency comprises five districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:

  • Tebing Tinggi Barat (15,260) - Western Tebing Tinggi Island
  • Tebing Tinggi (65,748) - (Eastern) Tebing Tinggi Island
  • Rangsang (26,526) - (Eastern) Rangsang Island
  • Rangsang Barat (24,926) - Western Rangsang Island
  • Merbau (42,118) - covering Padang Island

Coordinates: 1°0′N 102°42′E / 1.000°N 102.700°E / 1.000; 102.700