Provinsi Riau

Riaupropinsi (or provinsi; province), east-central Sumatra, Indonesia. It is bounded by the province of North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara) to the north and northwest, by the Strait of Malacca to the east and Berhala Strait to the southeast, and by the provinces of Jambi to the south and West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) to the west. Riau includes the islands of Rupat, Bengkalis, Rangsang, and Rantau in the Strait of Malacca. The capital is Pekanbaru, in the west-central part of the province. Area 33,600 square miles (87,024 square km). Pop. (2009 est.) 5,538,367.


The Batak Plateau and the Padang Highlands of the Barisan Mountains, situated along the western boundary of Riau, are the only major uplands in the province. The Tigapuluh Mountains, with an average elevation of 2,369 feet (722 metres), thrust northward near the province’s south-central boundary. A belt of swamps, fed by the Rokan, Tapung, Siak, Kampar, and Indragiri rivers flowing eastward from the highlands, extends inward from the coast to a maximum width of about 150 miles (240 km); swamps also cover the greater part of Rupat and Bengkalis islands. The region is subject to occasional flooding, and the coast is deeply indented by estuaries. The swamp vegetation includes sedge, pandanus, rattan, and ferns; dense bamboo thickets border the swamps at many places, and the estuaries are dotted with mangroves.

Riau’s population consists primarily of Malay peoples, and Islam is the predominant religion. The Minangkabau, Batak, and Chinese communities are among the most prominent minority groups.
Agriculture is a major occupation in Riau, with rice, corn (maize), cassava, soybeans, copra (dried coconut meat), gambier (a plant producing a resin used for tanning and dyeing), and pepper among the main products. There also are moderate logging and fishing industries. The principal large-scale industry is the extraction of petroleum from fields near Pekanbaru. Sungai Pakning and Dumai, both on the northern coast, have oil refineries. Other manufacturing activities include food processing, papermaking, and wood carving. Much of the internal transport is by riverboat; good roads are confined largely to the hinterland around Pekanbaru. There is an international airport in Pekanbaru, and several smaller facilities handle domestic flights.

The region formed part of the Buddhist Srivijaya empire, with its capital at Palembang (in southeastern Sumatra), and served as a base for the conquest of kingdoms on the Malay Peninsula in the 7th century ce. The Hindu Majapahit empire of eastern Java established supremacy over the region in the 14th century, after the fall of the Srivijaya empire. Muslim states were established in the 16th century, following the disintegration of the Majapahit empire. When the Portuguese seized the Malay state of Malacca in 1511, its last sultan retained Johore (Johor) on the Malay Peninsula and the Riau archipelago at its southern tip. The Dutch arrived in 1596, and the British followed shortly afterward. Rivalries between the European powers and attacks by sea pirates adversely affected the fortunes of the region, which had come under Dutch control by the end of the 18th century.
After an interval of Japanese occupation (1942–45) during World War II, the province was incorporated into the newly formed Republic of Indonesia in 1950 as part of the province of Central Sumatra. In 1957 Central Sumatra was divided into the provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi, and Riau. At that time, Riau included the neighbouring Riau and Lingga archipelagos as well as the Anambas, Tambelan, and Natuna island groups in the waters between the Malay Peninsula and northwestern Borneo. Those island territories were separated administratively from mainland Riau in 2002 to become Riau Islands province.


Riau is a province of Indonesia, located in the centre and eastern coast of Sumatra along the Strait of Malacca. Until 2004 the province included the offshore Riau Islands, a large group of small islands (of which the principal islands are Batam and Bintan) located east of Sumatra Island and south of Singapore, before these islands were split off as Riau Islands Province in July 2004. The provincial capital of Riau Province and its largest city is Pekanbaru. Other major cities include Dumai, Selat Panjang, Bagansiapiapi, Bengkalis, Bangkinang, Rengat and Siak Sri Indrapura.

Riau is currently one of the richest provinces in Indonesia and is rich with natural resources, particularly petroleum, natural gas, rubber, palm oil and fiber plantations. However extensive logging has led to a massive decline in forest cover from 78% in 1982 to only 33% in 2005. This has been further reduced an average of 160,000 hectares per year on average, leaving 22%, or 2.45 million hectares left as of 2009. Deforestation for palm oil and paper has led to not only perennial serious haze over the province, but in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and intensifying flooding and landslides. Kuala Lumpur and surrounds has been sent into "unhealthy" air quality levels again in mid 2012 from Indonesian haze originating in Riau.

Since the 1970s, much of Indonesia has experienced declining population growth rates. Riau has been a significant exception, with increasing rates every decade since 1970 to a 4.35 percent annual rise for the 1990s. The provincial population is 5,543,031 (as at the 2010 census).

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