Bangka-Belitung

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Map showing Bangka-Belitung province in Indonesia
Map showing Bangka-Belitung province in Indonesia

Bangka-Belitung is one of the provinces of Indonesia. It includes two large islands, Bangka and Belitung, and several smaller ones, which lie east of Sumatra, northeast of South Sumatra (Sumatera Selatan) province. 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 Borneo to the east is separated from Belitung by the Karimata Strait.

The province was formerly part of South Sumatra, but became an independent province along with Banten and Gorontalo in 2000. The capital is Pangkalpinang.

Administrative areas

After being split off from South Sumatra, it consists of two regencies and one municipality :

  1. Bangka (capital : Sungai Liat)
  2. Belitung (capital : Tanjung Pandan)
  3. Municipality of Pangkal Pinang

In order to ease development distribution, Bangka-Belitung is divided into several regencies :

  1. Bangka (capital : Sungai Liat)
  2. Bangka Selatan (capital : Toboali)
  3. Bangka Tengah (capital : Koba)
  4. Bangka Barat (capital : Mentok)
  5. Belitung (capital : Tanjung Pandan)
  6. Belitung Timur (capital : Manggar) and
  7. Municipality of Pangkal Pinang.


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