Information about the Borneo Island

Kalimantan

 

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Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. It comprises 73% of the island’s area. The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are Brunei and East Malaysia.

In Indonesian, the term “Kalimantan” refers to the whole island of Borneo.

Area

The Indonesian territory makes up 73% of the island by area, and 69.5% (13,772,543 at the 2010 Census of Indonesia) by population. The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are of Brunei (400,000) and East Malaysia (5,625,000), the latter comprising the states of Sabah, Sarawak and the federal territory of Labuan. The region within Indonesia is also known as Indonesian Borneo.

Kalimantan’s total area is 544,150 square kilometres (210,097 sq mi).

Kalimantan is divided into five provinces. There were four provinces until 25 October 2012, when North Kalimantan was split off from East Kalimantan.

Population

East Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Timur) is a province of Indonesia. Its territory comprises the eastern portion of Borneo. It has a population of about 3.5 million, and its capital is Samarinda.

Language

There are 74 living languages in Kalimantan. They belong to Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of Austronesian family. Also Tringgus-Sembaan Bidayuh language is spoken as an immigrant language.

Currency

In Indonesian Kalimantan, the currency is the Rupiah.

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Activities

Tanjung Puting National Park is a national park in Indonesia located in the southeast part of West Kotawaringin Regency in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. The nearest main town is the capital of the Regency, Pangkalan Bun. Tanjung Puting is the most popular tourist destination in Kalimantan.

The Derawan Islands are in the province of East Kalimantan in Indonesia. They include Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua, Panjang, and Samama Island and submerged reefs and islets. Derawan is a fishing island about three hours by speedboat from Berau that has developed as a dive resort.

Samarinda Islamic Center Mosque, also known as Baitul Muttaqien Mosque, is a mosque located in the subdistrict of Teluk Lerong Ulu, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, which is one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia and the second largest in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque.

Camp Leakey (Central Kalimantan)– Located in the Tanjung Puting Reserve (now National Park) in Central Borneo, Camp Leakey was established in 1971 by Dr. Biruté Galdikas and former spouse Rod Brindamour. It was named after the legendary paleo-anthropologist, Louis Leakey,…

Sting-less Jellyfish Lake (Pulau Kakaban)– Swimming with stingless jellyfish is an unusual and rare experience. There are only 3 places like this in the world…Kakaban Lake is one of the two known lakes to inhabit stingless jellyfishes, aside to Palau Island.

Lok Baintan Floating Market (Banjarmasin)– From the Banjarmasin center you can book a cab to reach the port from where you can book yourself a boat or canoe. It is a one hour journey from there to the market. The timings of Lok Batain Floating Market is from 6 am to 8 30 am.

Balanga Museum is a museum in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The museum has a notable collection of regional Indonesian artifacts, providing an insight into Kalimantan’s indigenous cultures.

Planetarium Jagad Raya Tenggarong (Tenggarong) is a planetarium located on Jalan Diponegoro, Tenggarong , Kutai Kartanegara , East Kalimantan . The 92-seat planetarium was built in 2000 and officially opened in 2002 .

The equatorial monument in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The miniature of equator monument contained in monument building. The Equator monument is located on the equator in Pontianak, Indonesia.

 

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