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or Ban·ka  (băng′kə)
An island of western Indonesia in the Java Sea separated from Sumatra by the narrow Strait of Bangka.


(ˈbæŋkə) or


(Placename) an island in Indonesia, separated from Sumatra by the Bangka Strait. Chief town: Pangkalpinang. Area: about 11 914 sq km (4600 sq miles)


or Ban•ka

(ˈbæŋ kə)

an island in Indonesia, E of Sumatra: tin mines. 4611 sq. mi. (11,942 sq. km).
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Australian Embassy representatives today presented the innaugural Vivian Gordon Bowden Education Prize to two Bangka Belitung University students, Nova Laura and Muhammad Abdul Kadir.
The Cebuana Lhuillier Website and Cebuana Lhuillier Isang Bangka campaign also won Bronze Stevie awards for Website Awards Financial Services and PR Campaign/Program of the Year for Internal Communications, respectively.
The district of Dadaocheng (now Datong District) began prospering as Bangka (now Wanhua District) gradually came to a decline due to sediment accumulation around its shipping port in the mid-19th century.
In 2014, Chooks-to-Go joined DZMM's Bangka Project, donating fiberglass boats to sustain the livelihood of fishermen in Samar and Leyte who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
The extent to which the events in Java contributed to the expanding presence of Chinese migrant labour in Bangka, Riau, and Sambas is not clear.
He revealed Indonesia was now targeting the Middle East as a source of tourism and had earmarked at least 10 new destinations beyond the ever-popular Bali for development, such as North Sumatra, Bangka, Belitung Islands and Drawn Island.
Project Description : Construction of the Bangka-1 Coal Fired Steam Power Plant (2x100MW) located in Bangka Belitung, Indonesia
One-third of the world's tin comes from the Indonesian islands of Bangka and Belitung, where thousands risk serious injury and death in the mines.
THE MOST CURIOUS AND TELLING EPISODE IN MORE THAN FOUR decades of Indonesia's nuclear power planning was the nuclear establishment's promotion of the tiny European country of Slovakia as an "inspiration" and national industrial partner for a proposed Bangka Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).
Bangka (outrigger canoes) with tarpaulins straddle the sea like giant water boatmen.
The country's smelters, particularly the cluster of smaller ones operating on the Bangka and Belitung islands, have signally failed to display sufficient discipline in the past to cause the London market too many headaches.
Production will come from the Bangka gas field, one of several Makassar Strait projects, before other fields start up in 2016 for output of 1,120 MCF/d and condensate production of 55,000 b/d.