Dumai

Dumai
Kota Dumai
City
Other transcription(s)
  Chinese 杜迈
  Jawi دوماي
Ramayana Department Store in Dumai

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Location within Riau
Dumai
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Dumai
Dumai (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°40′0″N 101°27′0″E / 1.66667°N 101.45000°E / 1.66667; 101.45000Coordinates: 1°40′0″N 101°27′0″E / 1.66667°N 101.45000°E / 1.66667; 101.45000
Country  Indonesia
Province Riau
Government
  Mayor Zulkifli A.S.
  Vice Mayor Eko Suharjo
Area
  Total 2,039.35 km2 (787.40 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 316,668[1]
  Density 155.3/km2 (402/sq mi)
Time zone Indonesia Western Time (UTC+7)
Area code (+62) 765
Website http://www.dumaikota.go.id/

Dumai (Jawi: دوماي, Chinese: 杜迈), is a city in Riau province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The city has an area of 2,039.35 km² and has 316,668 inhabitants in 2014.[2] Dumai has a domestic airport, that is Pinang Kampai Airport. Dumai is an important transport and trade centre, both regionally and internationally, especially to Malaysia. Dumai is rich in oil (fuel and palm oil).[3]

History

Dumai is a city in Riau province, Indonesia, about 188 km from Pekanbaru. Currently Dumai City is the second largest city in the province of Riau, but earlier it was a small hamlet on the east coast of Riau Province. It was inaugurated as a city on 20 April 1999, by Law no. 16 of year 1999, having previously had a town administrative (kotif) in Bengkalis Regency. At its inception, the City only consisted of 3 districts, 13 villages and 9 villages with a population of just 15,699 people with density 83.85/km2.

Administration

The city is divided into seven districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with the villages (Kelurahan) into which those districts are subdivided:

  • Bukit Kapur, the Villages:
    • Bagan Besar
    • Bukit Kayu Kapur
    • Bukit Nenas
    • Gurun Panjang
    • Kampung Baru
  • Dumai Barat, the Villages:
    • Bagan Keladi
    • Pangkalan Sesai
    • Purnama
    • Simpang Tetap Darul Ichsan
  • Dumai Timur, the Villages:
    • Bukit Batrem
    • Buluh Kasap
    • Jaya Mukti
    • Tanjung Palas
    • Teluk Binjai
  • Medang Kampai, the Villages:
    • Guntung
    • Mundam
    • Teluk Makmur
    • Pelintung
  • Sungai Sembilan, the Villages:
    • Bangsal Aceh
    • Basilam Baru
    • Batu Teritip
    • Lubuk Gaung
    • Tanjung Penyembal
  • Dumai Kota, the Villages:
    • Laksamana
    • Rimba Sekampung
    • Bintan
    • Dumai Kota
    • Sukajadi
  • Dumai Selatan, the Villages:
    • Bukit Timah
    • Mekar Sari
    • Bumi Ayu
    • Ratu Sima
    • Bukit Datuk

Economy

Macro-economic indicators of the gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) Dumai increasing each year since 2000-2005 is a picture of the success of the development of economy in Dumai. To support the increase in GDP that heavy economic development point of Dumai is to maintain the dominance of construction on industrial sectors, trade, transport and buildings in addition to paying attention to the agricultural sector as a producer of industrial raw materials. Economic growth rate rapidly has also provided job opportunities for people on social welfare so that the Dumai increases.

Obstacles faced in addition to capital issues is the Status of land still touted ex HPH. Four subdistricts in Dumai District of Sungai Sembilan, Medang Kampai, lime and Western Damai is an area that has the potential of land resources for the development of agribusiness and agro-industries with appropriate technology engineering byocyclo such as rice farming, crops, vegetables, bananas, pineapples Sumatra, durian, mango, rambutan, Palm, cattle (cows, goats, ducks and chickens) as well as the cultivation of farmed freshwater fish (catfish, carp, carp and ornamental fish). more on the produce of the district the river nine to forward is Palm, banana, and crops. Currently the town River nine new basilam village in particular is very deficient means of infra-structures for the construction of the road. Especially the main road construction kaplingan up to the junction with the durian.

Transportation

Land

There are several transportation modes in Pekanbaru such as Taxi, Bus, Oplet (Share taxi), Bajaj (Auto rickshaw) and Ojek (Motorcycle taxi). For land transport, Dumai is connected to Duri, Padang, Medan, Jambi, Pekanbaru and other cities and regions in Riau Province and Sumatra Island by the existence of bus services (Terminal AKAP).

Sea

Dumai Port (Pelabuhan Dumai) is located in Dumai, connecting Dumai with regions in Riau Province and other destinations in Indonesia and the World. This port is a major port in Riau.

Air

Pinang Kampai Airport is a domestic airport that serves daily flights to/from several cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Medan, Batam, etc.[4]

Tourism

Dumai is situated on the waterfront has the potential of tourism development such as nature tourism, culture and shopping. Several area attractions including conservation areas in district Nine, forest River in district of Western and Eastern Damai Damai, Prosperous Gulf Coast region in district and Lake Kampai Phoebe Flowers of seven in Eastern Damai. As the main gate to enter the Riau Mainland, some tourists have repeatedly visited the Damai, especially those that like to visit Malacca. Dumai is very easily accomplished due to the smooth transportation. There are some interesting sights on the way to Damai, such as the existence of the tribe called the retarded Sakai, tropical forests along the River, and water colour is unique as the color of tea. Moreover, it also can be seen hundreds of bobbing oil who raised the pipe from the bowels of the Earth. Ramayana shopping center on Jendral Sudirman Street Add icon Damai in 2007 and now has found a big chart on the artificial lake. Damai Beach also has a very beautiful place to unwind "sand beach" located in the upper reaches of the river Damai. At night, we can also enjoy culinary tour along Ombak street which sells a variety of Indonesian culinary. Dumai has some interesting places to be visit,[5] among others:[6]

  • Teluk Makmur Beach
  • Putri Tujuh Grave (Makam Putri Tujuh)
  • Seascape of Dumai
  • The Great Mosque of Al-Badar (Masjid Raya Al-Badar)
  • Bunga Tujuh Lake
  • Pelintung Cave (Goa Pelintung)
  • Forest Tour of Dumai
  • The Great Mosque of Dumai (Masjid Raya Dumai)
  • Pawang Leon Grave (Makam Pawang Leon)
  • Siti of Sea Grave (Makam Siti Laut)
  • The Great Mosque of Al-Mannan (Masjid Raya Al-Mannan)
  • Magic Footprint Tiger (Tapak Harimau Sakti)
  • Tepak Sirih Monument (Tugu Tepak Sirih)

Sister Cities

Sister Cities Country
Alor Gajah Malaysia

References

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