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Bangka Belitung Islands
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Coat of arms of Bangka Belitung Islands
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Serumpun Sebalai
(Allied Disgust)
Location of Bangka Belitung in Indonesia
Location of Bangka Belitung in Indonesia
Established 4 December 2000
Area
 • Total 16,424.14 km2 (6,341.40 sq mi)
Area rank 27th in Indonesia
Highest elevation
669 m (2,195 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total 1,430,900
 • Rank 29th in Indonesia
 • Density 87.1218/km2 (225.644/sq mi)
 • Density rank
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups
  • 71.66% Malay
  • 8.47% Javanese
  • 8.30% Chinese
  • 3.99% South Sumatrans
  • 2.80% Buginese
  • 4.78% others
 • Religion
  • 89% Islam
  • 4.24% Buddhism
  • 4.24% Confucianism
  • 3.25% Protestantism
  • 1.20% Roman Catholicism
  • 0.10% Hinduism
  • 0.41% others
 • Languages
Time zone UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
HDI Increase 0.682 (Medium)
HDI rank 15th in Indonesia (2014)

The Bangka Belitung Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Bangka Belitung) is a province of Indonesia. It is made up of two main islands, Bangka and Belitung, and several smaller ones.

Bangka Belitung is bordered by the Bangka Strait to the west, the Natuna Sea to the north, the Java Sea is to the south, and the Karimata Strait to the east.

The province's capital and largest city is Pangkal Pinang. As of the 2015 census, the population of Bangka Belitung was 1,372,813.


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