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Praya (Indonesian: Praya or Kecamatan Praya) is the capital town of Central Lombok Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Lombok Tengah) on Lombok Island in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It has an area of 31.12 square kilometres (12.02 sq mi) and a population of 55,041 people at the 2010 Census. It is a predominantly Muslim town, with minorities of Balinese inhabitants following Hinduism and Chinese inhabitants following Buddhism or Christianity.

Praya, Lombok
Praya, Lombok
Praya is located in Lombok
Location in Indonesia
Praya is located in Indonesia
Praya (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°42′28″S 116°16′23″E / 8.70778°S 116.27306°E / -8.70778; 116.27306Coordinates: 8°42′28″S 116°16′23″E / 8.70778°S 116.27306°E / -8.70778; 116.27306
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Regency Central Lombok
Kecamatan Praya
 • Total 31.12 km2 (12.02 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 55,041
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+08


It is located a short distance to the north of the Bandara Internasional Lombok airport (IATA: LOP, ICAO: WADL), which opened on 1 October 2011. The airport is the island's only operational airport and provides services for both international and domestic operations. It is also the only international airport serving the province of West Nusa Tenggara.