Riau Islands Province (acronym: Kepri) is the fastest growing province of Indonesia by population, consisting of the principal group of the Riau Archipelago, together with other island groups to the south, east and northeast. In Bahasa Indonesia language, Riau Islands and Riau Archipelago are synonymous and can only be distinguished by the word for province, "Provinsi".
Originally part of the Riau Province, the Riau Islands were split off as a separate province in July 2004.
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