Profile of Riau Isles
Riau Isles Province, geographically, is located on 0o40 South Latitude and 07o17 North Latitude and between 103o30 110o00 East Longitude. Riau Iseles Province is adjancent to :
- Singapore, Malaysia and Riau Province in the west,
- East Malaysia and West Kalimantan in the east,
Vietnam and Cambodia in the north,
South Sumatera and Jambi Province in the south.
As isles province, about 95.79% or about 241,215.30 cubic kilometers of Riau isles is sea that is separated the islands. Land area of this province is 4.21 % or 10,595.41 cubic kilometers, so total area of Riseu Isles is 251,810.71 square kilometers.
Riau Isles Province that is capitalized in Tanjungpinang is divided into 5 regencies and 2 cities, namely Regency of Bintan, Regency of Karimun, Regency of Kepulauan Anambas, Regency of Lingga, Regency of natuna, City of Batam and City of Tanjung Pinang. The biggest area of Riau Isles is Regency of Karimun with area of 2,873.20 square kilometers or 27.12 % , while the smallest area is City of Tanjungpinang with area of 239.50 square kilometers or 2.26 %.
Riau Isles Province has wet tropical climate. There are two seasons in Riau Isles, hot season and rainy season that are surrounded by transition climate with lowest average temperature of 20.4oC in Batam Station and higest temperature of 29.8oC in Karimun Station. Air humidity of Riau Isles is about 84% - 90.4 %.
Economic structure of Riau Isles Province in 2011 was dominated by agriculture sector (4.27 %), processing (50,76 %) and trading sector (23,08 %). In agriculture sector, the biggest contribution is from cassava, followed by corn.
Main commodity of Riau Isles Province is agriculture and services sector. Main commodity in agriculture sector is corn and cassava and plantation sub-sector with commodity of oil palm, rubber, coffee, coconut, and cloves; fishery sub-sector with commodity of fishery catch, sea culture, fresh water pond culture, and brackish cultivation. Main commodity of services sector is tourism, nature and culture tourism.
To support the economic's activity, Riau Isles has 6 airports, namely Dabo Airport, Hang Nadim Airport, Raja haji Fisabilillah International Airport, Matak Airport, Ranai Airport, and Sei Bati Karimun Airport. There are 2 roads in Riau Isles, namely government road and provincial road. Provincial road length is 421,82 km, while government road length is 845,49 km. For sea transportation, it has 20 sdeaports, namely Batu Ampar Port, Beton Sekupang Port, CPO Kabil Port, PT Antam Special Port, Sekupang Domestic Port, Tlg Punggur Domestic Port, Ferry Port International Batam Center, Pelabuhan Ferry Internasional Sekupang Port, Harbour bay International Port, Teluk Senimba International Port, Nongsa Point Marina International Port, Malarko Port, Nongsa Terminal Bahari Port, Parit Rempak Port, Dabo Singkep Port, sikumbang Kundur Special Port, Tanjung Pinang Port, Plb Penumpang Tg balai Karimun Port, Roro Telaga Punggur Port, dan Sarana Citra Nusa Kabil Port. It has 27 industrial areas, namely Batamindo Industrial Park, Batu Ampar Industrial Estate, Bintang Industrial Park I, Bintang Industrial Park II, Citra Buana Centre Park I, Citra Buana Centre Park II, Citra Buana Centre Park III, Citra Industrial Park, Executive Industrial Park, Hijrah Industrial Park, Indah Industrial Park 2000, Kabil Industrial Park, Kara Industrial Park, Kara Industrial Park, Malindo Cipta Perkasa Industrial Park, Mega Cipta Industrial Park, Panbil Industrial Estate, Puri Industrial Park 2000, Repindo Industrial Estate, Sarana Industrial Point, Taiwan International Industrial Estate, Taiwan International Park, Tunas Industrial Estate, Union Industrial Park, Walakaka Industrial Park, and Wiraraja Industrial Estate that are supported by electrics and telecommunication facilties.
Kepulauan Riau Dalam Angka 2009
BPS Provinsi Kepulauan Riau
Jl. Ir. Sutami No. 34 Tanjungpinang 29100
Telp (0771) 312718
Fax (0771) 23680