Pangkalan Kerinci

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Pangkalan Kerinci (Jawi: ڤڠكالن كرينچي ) is a town or Sub-district in Pelalawan Regency, of Riau province of Indonesia. The town is principal (capital) of Pelalawan Regency. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 69,444.[1]

Before 1994, Pangkalan Kerinci was a small village in the Sumatran rain forest. That year, four thousand workers commissioned by Sukanto Tanoto constructed a river port and a large logging mill there. Several miles of railway were built as well. Not long after, Eka Tjipta Widjaja built an even larger mill 25 miles away. The two mills caused a huge population spike, and the airport receives frequent flights from Singapore.[2] today the mills produce over 4 million tons of wood pulp every year.[3]


  1. ^ "Pangkalan Kerinci". Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ Pearce 2012, p. 167
  3. ^ Pearce 2012, p. 168


  • Pearce, Fred (2012). The Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth. Boston: Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0-8070-0324-4. 

Coordinates: 0°24′N 101°51′E / 0.400°N 101.850°E / 0.400; 101.850