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Map of Indonesia showing Riau province
Map of Indonesia showing Riau province

Riau is a province of Indonesia, located in the center of Sumatra island along the Strait of Malacca. The provincial capital and largest city is Pekanbaru. Other major cities includes Dumai and Bengkalis. map of province of Indonesia File links The following pages link to this file: Riau Categories: GFDL images ... The province (Indonesian: provinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the third largest island of Indonesia after Borneo (of which Kalimantan belongs to Indonesia) and New Guinea. ... This wide-angle map of south-east Asia shows that the Strait is the most direct route from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. ... Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau province, Indonesia. ... Bengkalis Island is an Indonesian island in Strait of Malacca in the Riau Islands province. ...

Riau is rich with natural resources, particularly petroleum and natural gas, rubber, and palm oil. The majority of the province are heavily forested lowlands; logging is a major industry in the province. Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Many stoves use natural gas. ... Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky emulsion (known as latex) in the sap of several varieties of plants though can be produced synthetically. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Loggers on break, c. ...

Being a shallow province, the coastal regions are rapidly losing land to the ocean.

The Riau Islands were part of Riau until 2004, when they were made into a separate province. The Riau Islands (Kepulauan Riau (Kepri for short) or sometimes Riau Kepulauan in Bahasa Indonesia) are a province and a group of islands in Indonesia, located south of Singapore, off the eastern coast of Riau province on Sumatra island. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Provinces of Indonesia
Flag of Indonesia
Sumatra (Sumatera)
Aceh | North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara) | West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) | Bengkulu | Riau | Riau Islands (Kepulauan Riau) | Jambi | South Sumatra (Sumatera Selatan) | Lampung | Bangka-Belitung
Java (Jawa)
Jakarta | West Java (Jawa Barat) | Banten | Central Java (Jawa Tengah) | Yogyakarta | East Java (Jawa Timur)
West Kalimantan (Kalimantan Barat) | Central Kalimantan (Kalimantan Tengah) | South Kalimantan (Kalimantan Selatan) | East Kalimantan (Kalimantan Timur)
The Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara)
Bali | West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat) | East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur)
West Sulawesi (Sulawesi Barat) | North Sulawesi (Sulawesi Utara) | Central Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tengah) | South Sulawesi (Sulawesi Selatan) | South East Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara) | Gorontalo
The Maluku Islands and New Guinea (Irian)
Maluku | North Maluku (Maluku Utara) | West Irian Jaya (Irian Jaya Barat) | Papua

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Riau - definition of Riau in Encyclopedia (96 words)
Riau is a province of Indonesia, located in the center of Sumatra island.
Riau has many natural forests and one of them is conserved by the WWF at a small town called Rengat.
The Riau Islands were part of the Riau province until 2004.
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