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Lombok
Geography
LocationIndonesia
Coordinates8°33′54″S 116°21′04″E / 8.565°S 116.351°E / -8.565; 116.351Coordinates: 8°33′54″S 116°21′04″E / 8.565°S 116.351°E / -8.565; 116.351
ArchipelagoLesser Sunda Islands
Area4,738.65 km2 (1,829.60 sq mi)
Elevation3,726 m (12,224 ft)
Country
Indonesia
Demographics
Population3,550,212
Density749.2/km2 (1,940/sq mi)
Lombok (population 2,950,105 in 2005) is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is to the east of Bali on the other side of the Lombok Strait. The capital and largest city on the island is Mataram.

The Gili Islands are very popular with tourists. There are many places to dive and the beaches are lovely.

Mount Rinjani, 3,726 m (12,224 ft), is the third-highest volcano in Indonesia.

In the summer of 2018, two major earthquakes, in July (6.4 magnitude) and in August (6.9 magnitude) hit the city killing nearly 270 people all together.

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