Belitung is an Indonesian island east of Sumatra

Belitung is an Indonesian island east of Sumatra. Its main island’s beaches, including Tanjung Tinggi and Tanjung Kelayang, are known for their rounded granite boulders, fine sand and calm waters. The island’s largest town, Tanjung Pandan, features Dutch colonial architecture and a colorful harbor. Pulau Lengkuas, one of many small offshore islands, has a 19th-century lighthouse and snorkeling among its coral reefs.

Area4,801 km²

Population271,868 (2014)

LocationSouth East Asia

ProvinceBangka Belitung Islands

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