Bintan Regency

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Bintan Regency (formerly Riau Islands Regency; Indonesian: Kabupaten Kepulauan Riau)[2][3] is an administrative area in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia. Bintan Regency includes all of Bintan Island (except for the city of Tanjung Pinang which is separately administered as an autonomous area of the island) and also includes many outlying islands including the Tambelan Archipelago and Badas Islands situated between Bintan and West Kalimantan.

Bintan Regency
Kabupaten Bintan
Official seal of Bintan Regency
Location within Riau Islands
Location within Riau Islands
Bintan Regency is located in Bintan Island
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency
Location in Bintan, Sumatra and Indonesia
Bintan Regency is located in Sumatra
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency (Sumatra)
Bintan Regency is located in Indonesia
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency
Bintan Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°01′N 104°33′E / 1.01°N 104.55°E / 1.01; 104.55Coordinates: 1°01′N 104°33′E / 1.01°N 104.55°E / 1.01; 104.55
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceRiau Islands
Regency seatBandar Seri Bentan
Government
 • RegentApri Sujadi
 • Vice RegentDalmasri Syam
Area
 • Total1,318.21 km2 (508.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total159,518
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 770
Websitebintankab.go.id

LocationEdit

The Island is located 40 kilometres from Singapore, with an area of 1,462.77 km2, and it has a population of around 330,000 at the 2010 Census (including Tanjung Pinang), which by the 2020 Census had risen to 387,181.[4] These population figures include outlying islands and archipelagoes that are included within Bintan Regency. Famous places in Bintan include Trikora Beach, on the east coast, and the international Bintan Resorts.

AdministrationEdit

The Regency (excluding the city of Tanjung Pinang) is divided into ten districts (kecamatan) – tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[5] and 2020 Census.[6] The table also includes the numbers of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal code.

Name Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010[7]
Pop'n
Census
2020[8]
No. of
Villages
Post
Code
Teluk Bintan
(Bintan Bay)
125.44 8,934 11,367 6 29132
-29136
Bintan Utara
(North Bintan)
43.26 21,193 22,527 5 29152
Teluk Sebong
(Sebong Bay)
285.72 16,019 18,234 7 29154
Seri Kuala Lobam 123.50 17,632 17,912 5 29153
Bintan Timur
(East Bintan)
100.18 39,006 45,929 4 29150
Gunung Kijang 192.89 12,007 14,796 4 29155
Mantang (a) 63.61 3,896 4,162 4 29156
Bintan Pesisir (a)
(Coastal Bintan)
116.11 8,005 6,857 4 29151
Toapaya 176.48 10,633 12,843 4 29157
Tambelan (b) 91.02 4,975 4,891 8 29193
Totals 1,318.21 142,300 159,518 51

Notes: (a) Bintan Pesisir and Mantang districts comprise numerous islands lying to the east and south respectively of Bintan Island, but do not include any part of that island itself. (b) Tambelan district comprises the Tambelan Archipelago and Badas Islands situated between Bintan and West Kalimantan.

DemographyEdit

ReligionEdit

Religion in Bintan Regency (2017)[9]
religion percent
Islam
86.88%
Buddhism
5.37%
Protestantism
5.12%
Roman Catholicism
2.15%
Confucianism
0.38%
Hinduism
0.09%

Islam is the dominant religion in the city, with 86.88% of the total population identify themselves as Muslim. Other religions are Christianity, which forms 7.52% of the total population, Buddhism, which forms 5.37% of the total population, Hinduism, which forms 0.09% of the total population and Confucianism, which forms 0.38% of the total population.

AirportsEdit

Besides Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport is near Tanjung Pinang in the south of the island, since 2012 a private company has been building an airport at Lagoi in the north of the island to facilitates tourism with investment $80 to $100 million; it is now predicted to be operational by the end of 2021.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ "PERATURAN PEMERINTAH REPUBLIK INDONESIA NOMOR 5 TAHUN 2006 TENTANG PERUBAHAN NAMA KABUPATEN KEPULAUAN RIAU MENJADI KABUPATEN BINTAN" (in Indonesian). The Government of Indonesia. Retrieved 23 February 2006.
  3. ^ "Kabupaten Kepulauan Riau Diubah Menjadi Kabupaten Bintan" (in Indonesian). Tempo.co. Retrieved 28 February 2006.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  8. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  9. ^ "Riau Islands Province in Figures 2017". BPS Kepulauan Riau. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Kepri Akan Bangun Bandara Internasional di Lagoi". 20 March 2012.

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