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Topogrfie o the island
Location South East Asia
Coordinates 8°33′54″S 116°21′04″E / 8.565°S 116.351°E / -8.565; 116.351
Archipelago Lesser Sunda Islands
Area 4,725 km2 (1,824.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3,726 m (12,224 ft)
Highest point Rinjani
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Largest settlement Mataram
Population 3,166,685 (as of 2010 Census)
Density 670 /km2 (1,740 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Sasak, Balinese, Tionghoa-peranakan, Sumbawa fowk, Flores fowk, Arab Indonesian

Lombok is an island in Wast Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat or NTB) province, Indonesie. It furms pairt o the chain o the Lesser Sunda Islands, wi the Lombok Strait separatin it frae Bali tae the wast an the Alas Strait atween it an Sumbawa tae the east. It is roughly circular, wi a "tail" (Sekotong Peninsula) tae the soothwast, aboot 70 km athort an a tot aurie o aboot 4,725 km² (1,825 sq mi). The provincial caipital an lairgest ceety on the island is Mataram. It is somewhit similar in size an density wi neighborin Bali an shares some cultural heritage, but is admeenistratively pairt o NTB alang wi sparsely populatit Sumbawa. It is surroondit bi a nummer o smawer islands locally criwd Gili.

The island is home tae some 3.16 million Indonesians [1][2][3] as recordit in the decennial 2010 census, an in 4 regencies alang wi the provincial caipital Mataram.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Jumlah Penduduk NTB 4,4 Juta Jiwa". Media Indonesia. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. "Population of Indonesia by Province". Badan Pusat Statistik Republik Indonesia (Statistics Indonesia). 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. Thomas Brinkhoff (18). "INDONESIA: Urban City Population". City Population. Thomas Brinkhoff. Retrieved 16 August 2012.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)