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split article proposal: Riau Islands province vs Riau Islands/Archipelago
This article was created to refer to the Riau Islands as the Riau archipelago south of Singapore.
The problem is, the recently created Riau Islands province covers more than the Riau archipelago, and includes the Natunas and Anambas archipelagos, which have nothing to do with Riau archipelago in terms of history, geography, political situation (with Singapore), social and cultural situation (current mix of population due to industrialization, orang lauts, Tanjung Pinang, language...), etc.
Therefore I propose the article should be split between the Riau Islands Province as opposed to Riau Islands (as Riau Archipelago), the latter being the current article!Tlanson 01:25, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
- support Tobias Conradi (Talk) 17:46, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
- Oppose. Why can't Riau archipelago history be put in the Riau Islands province page? — Indon (reply) — 10:54, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
move of Riau Islands (province) to Riau Islands
Quality of information
For example the official web page for the province of Riau Islands(http://kepriprov.go.id/id/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=47, in Indonesian) suggests, that the land area of the islands is much less that currently suggested in this article & population is nowadays over 1.3 million. Could somebody (who can Indonesian) correct these facts? --Paju (talk) 15:03, 11 February 2009 (UTC)