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Kalimantan
Kalimantan
is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo.[1] It comprises 73% of the island's area. The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are Brunei
Brunei
and East Malaysia. In Indonesian, the term "Kalimantan" refers to the whole island of Borneo.[1]

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Area 3 Administration 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Etymology[edit] The name Kalimantan, which is often spelled Klemantan, was derived from the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
word Kalamanthana, which means "burning weather island", or island with a very hot temperature, to describe its hot and humid tropical climate. It consists of the two words kal[a] (time, season, period) and manthan[a] (boiling, churning, burning). The word Kalamanthana is spelled Kalmantan, and then the indigenous people fixed it into Klemantan.[2] Area[edit] 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
Borneo
are of Brunei
Brunei
(400,000) and East Malaysia (5,625,000), the latter comprising the states of Sabah, Sarawak
Sarawak
and the federal territory of Labuan. The region within Indonesia
Indonesia
is also known as Indonesian Borneo. Kalimantan's total area is 544,150 square kilometres (210,097 sq mi).[3] Administration[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1971 5,154,774 —    

1980 6,723,086 +30.4%

1990 9,099,874 +35.4%

1995 10,470,843 +15.1%

2000 11,331,558 +8.2%

2005 12,541,554 +10.7%

2010 14,297,069 +14.0%

2015 15,320,017 +7.2%

sources:BPS[4]

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

Provinces of Kalimantan

Province Area (km2) Population (2005C) Pop. (2010C) Pop. (2015C prelim) Pop. density/km2 Provincial capital Largest metro

West Kalimantan ( Kalimantan
Kalimantan
Barat) 147,307.00 4,042,817 4,393,239 4,783,209 32.5 Pontianak Pontianak

Central Kalimantan ( Kalimantan
Kalimantan
Tengah) 153,564.50 1,913,026 2,202,599 2,490,178 16.2 Palangkaraya Palangkaraya

South Kalimantan ( Kalimantan
Kalimantan
Selatan) 38,744.23 3,271,413 3,626,119 3,984,315 102.8 Banjarmasin Banjarmasin

East Kalimantan ( Kalimantan
Kalimantan
Timur) 129,067 2,840,874 3,550,586 3,422,676* 26.5 Samarinda Balikpapan

North Kalimantan ( Kalimantan
Kalimantan
Utara) 71,176.72 473,424 524,526 639,639 8.5 Tanjung Selor Tarakan

Total 544,150.07 12,541,554 14,297,069 15,320,017 28 - Banjarmasin

* North Kalimantan
North Kalimantan
split off East Kalimantan
East Kalimantan
with resulting population and area loss for 2015 census. See also[edit]

Indonesia
Indonesia
portal

Languages of Kalimantan List of rivers of Kalimantan

References[edit]

^ a b "Kalimantan". Britannica. Retrieved 2008-02-26.  ^ " Central Kalimantan
Central Kalimantan
Province". archipelago fastfact. Retrieved 13 October 2014.  ^ " Indonesia
Indonesia
General Info". Geohive.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-08-11.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

Further reading[edit]

Vltchek, Andre (June 3, 2017). Indonesian Borneo
Borneo
is Finished: They Also Sell Orangutans into Sex Slavery.

External links[edit]

Kalimantan
Kalimantan
travel guide from Wikivoyage

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