26 Facts About Bangka Belitung Islands


Bangka Belitung Islands is a province of Indonesia.

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Bangka Belitung has an equatorial climate with tropical rainforests, which however is disappearing due to deforestation.

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Bangka Belitung is ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse; major ethnic groups including Malays, Chinese and Javanese.

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Bangka Belitung was a residency within the Dutch East Indies.

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Bangka Belitung officially became the 31st province of Indonesia in 2000.

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Name "Bangka Belitung Islands" is derived from the word wangka meaning "tin" in Sanskrit, because this region is indeed rich in tin mining.

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Name "Bangka Belitung Islands" is derived from Billitonite meaning the Black Meteorite in Dutch, which is commonly found in the island of Bangka Belitung Islands.

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Bangka Belitung is an area that has a unique range of cultures and languages.

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Just like other provinces in Indonesia, Bangka Belitung has served as European and Japanese colonies.

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Bangka Belitung province was created as the 31st province by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia based on Law No 27 of 2000, having been formerly part of the South Sumatra province.

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Bangka Belitung Islands have tropical climate influenced monsoons are experiencing a wet month for seven months throughout the year and dry month for five months continuously.

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Open water contained around Bangka Belitung Islands island located to the north, east and south of the island of Bangka Belitung Islands.

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Fauna in Bangka Belitung have more common similarities with the fauna in the Riau Archipelago and Peninsular Malaysia than with Sumatra.

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Some animals that can be found in Bangka Belitung are deer, wild boar, beruk, eagle, weasel, and hare, among others.

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The handicraft industry in the Bangka Belitung Islands is a result of agro industry processing industry, fishery, agriculture and marine products.

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Kepulauan Bangka Belitung is divided into six regencies and one city, below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census and at the 2020 Census, together with the official estimates as at mid 2021.

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Some well-known beaches in Bangka Belitung Islands Island are Pasir Padi, Matras, Parai Tenggiri, Tanjung Pesona, Rambak, Teluk Limau, Teluk Uber, Tanjung Penyusuk, Tanjung Kalian and Tanjung Kerasak.

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Some beaches in Bangka Belitung Islands Island are Tanjung Kiras, Tanjung Pendam, Tanjung Tinggi, Tanjung Kelayang Beach, Tanjung Binga, Panyaeran Beach, Tanjung Kubu, Teluk Gembira, and Tanjung Ru Beach.

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The Malay in Bangka Belitung have a very distinct lifestyle compared to other Malay people, especially with those in Malaysia.

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The Chinese in Bangka Belitung are originally from Southern China, especially the Guangdong province, migrating from the 18th century to the early 20th century to have a better job opportunities.

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The Chinese culture in Bangka is slightly different from the Chinese in Belitung.

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The Chinese in Bangka Belitung Islands were imported in the early 18th century when the mine was officially opened.

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Bangka Belitung Islands Chinese are considered "totok" because it came in the 19th century brought the wife.

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Bangka Belitung has 730 mosques, 87 Protestant churches, 30 Catholic churches and 48 monasteries.

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Yapertiba in 1999 established STIPER Bangka located in Sungailiat City in 1999, then STIPER Bangka in 2006 merged into part of University of Bangka Belitung.

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STIE IBEK Babel was present to enliven the world of higher education in Bangka Belitung Islands which was established in 2000 located in Pangkalpinang City with majoring in Accounting and Management.

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