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|City of Batam
An aerial view of Batam
("The Industrial City")
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)
|• Total||1,595 km2 (616 sq mi)|
|• Land||715 km2 (276 sq mi)|
|• Water||880 km2 (340 sq mi)|
|• Density||775.17/km2 (2,007.7/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||800/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 778|
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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