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Batam
City
City of Batam
Kota Batam
Regional transcription(s)
 • Jawi باتام
An aerial view of Batam
An aerial view of Batam
Official seal of Batam
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Kota Industri
("The Industrial City")
Motto(s): 
Terwujudnya Batam Sebagai Bandar Dunia yang Modern dan Pusat Pertumbuhan Ekonomi Nasional
(The realization of Batam as a modern world-class city and a centre of national economic growth)
Country  Indonesia
Region Sumatra
Province Riau Islands
Area
 • Total 1,595 km2 (616 sq mi)
 • Land 715 km2 (276 sq mi)
 • Water 880 km2 (340 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total 1,236,399
 • Density 775.17/km2 (2,007.7/sq mi)
 • Urban density 800/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postal code
29453
Area code (+62) 778
Vehicle registration BP

Batam (also called Batam City) is an industrial city in the province of Riau Islands, Indonesia. Over 1 million people live in it. It is the biggest city in Riau Islands, and the third biggest city in Sumatra. It is part of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand and Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore free-trade zone.

The city administrative covers an area of 3 big islands with some small islands surround them. The 3 big islands are Batam, Rempang, and Galang. The islands are conected by bridges called Barelang Bridges that is a short name for Batam-Rempang-Galang Bridges.

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