Place:Bangka-Belitung, Indonesia


Located inIndonesia
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Inhabited place
Tanjung Pandan

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The Bangka–Belitung Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Bangka Belitung) or is a province of Indonesia, previously a part of South Sumatra Province. Lying off Sumatra, the province comprises two main islands, Bangka and Belitung, and several smaller ones. In 2010 its population was 1,223,048.[1] The capital is Pangkal Pinang.

The Bangka Strait separates Sumatra and Bangka, and the Gaspar Strait separates Bangka and Belitung. The South China Sea is to the north, the Java Sea is to the south, and the province is separated from Borneo in the east by the Karimata Strait.

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