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Pangkal Pinang

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Pangkalpinang , is the largest city on the Indonesian island of Bangka, and the capital of the province of Kepulauan Bangka Belitung. It is located on Bangka's eastern coast. The city is divided into seven districts and has 42 wards.Pangkalpinang has an area of 118.41 km2 and a population of 328,167 . Its population density is approximately 2,800/km2. Muhammad Irwansyah is the current mayor; he was preceded by Zulkarnain Karim who served for two terms . The Rangkui river divides the city into two parts. The town is centered on Jalan Merdeka as the zero kilometer point of the city.The populace of Pangkalpinang consists largely of ethnic Malays, as well as Chinese Hakka who came from Guangzhou. There are also some smaller immigrant communities of other ethnicities, such as Batak and Minangkabau.Landmarks in the city include the Timah Museum, a Chinese temple, the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the Bangka Botanical Garden, and the Pasir Padi beach.EtymologyPangkalpinang is derived from the local words pengkal and pinang, a species of palm tree. In Bangka Malay, pengkal means centers or early, or it can be interpreted, in the beginning as a collection center of tin, which later developed as a district center, the town market place, berths or boat and the center of all activities and events. As the center of all activities, title or Pengkal. The base is also used by the Bangka people in the past to mention areas such as Pangkal Bulo, Pangkal Raya, Pangkal Menduk, Pangkal Mangas, Pangkal Lihat later became known as Sungailiat. Pinang is taken from the local name of the Areca catechu palm, which is widely grown on the island of Bangka.
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Popular things to do in Pangkal Pinang

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Beach
Pasir Padi Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Body
Kaolin Lake
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Bangka Botanical Garden (BBG)
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Tin Museum
2.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Pangkal Pinang

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Beach
Parai Tenggiri Beach Bangka Island
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Matras Beach Sungailiat
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Romodong Beach Bangka Island
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Pantai Tapak Hantu Bangka Island
2.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Pangkal Pinang

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Religious Site
Sea Goddes Temple (Klenteng Dewi Laut)
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Kwan Tie Miau Temple
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Bhayangkara Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Penataran Agung Temple
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Scenic Drive in Pangkal Pinang

Scenic Drive
Gold Bridge Pangkal Pinang
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Pangkal Pinang

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Park
Merdeka Square Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Pangkal Pinang

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Religious Site
Fuk Tet Che Temple
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Duration: 30 minutes