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City of Batam
Kota Batam
Regional transcription(s)
 • Jawi باتام
An aerial view of Batam
An aerial view of Batam
Official seal of Batam
Kota Industri
("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)
Country  Indonesia
Region Sumatra
Province Riau Islands
 • Total 1,595 km2 (616 sq mi)
 • Land 715 km2 (276 sq mi)
 • Water 880 km2 (340 sq mi)
 • 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
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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