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Pulau Bintan (Indonesia)

Pulau Bintan (Indonesia)



Bintan Island or Negeri Segantang Lada is an island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia. The capital Tanjung Pinang, lies in the island's south.
Bintan, is the largest among the 3200 islands of Riau Archipelago and is located 10 km E of the Batam Island.

Bintan is very close to the Equator.

Numerous islands and dangers extend for a distance of 20 miles off the E coast of Pulau Bintan.

Vessels making the passage between Selat Bangka and Singapore Strait should generally pass outside, or to the E, of the whole of these islands and dangers. The whole coast and the islands off it are, as a rule, fringed by coral.

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