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Mataram_(city)

Mataram (city)

Mataram is a city on the west side of the island of Lombok, Indonesia. It is the capital and largest city of West Nusa Tenggara province, and has a population of around 342,896 (estimated in 2005).

Three subdistricts constitute the Mataram area; from west to east, these are Ampenan, Mataram, and Cakranegara. They are distinct cities, but run together. Broadly, Ampenan is an aging port city, Mataram is the governmental and office center for the province, and Cakranegara is the major commercial center on the island. The city is served by the Selaparang Airport and Lembar Harbour. Mataram is located near west coast of Lombok, so it very close to Senggigi beach.

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