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Sukadana
Sukadana
(Chinese: 苏卡达纳) is the capital city of North Kayong Regency (Kabupaten Kayong Utara), on the island of Borneo. North Kayong regency is one of the regencies of West Kalimantan
West Kalimantan
province in Indonesia. The nearest airport is Rahadi Osman- Ketapang
Ketapang
Ketapang Airport.

Contents

1 History 2 Economy 3 Education 4 Health 5 Demographics 6 Transportation 7 Places 8 Hotels 9 References

History[edit] Sukadana
Sukadana
used to be a capital city of a Malay kingdom. It was referred to by Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century European writers as Succadano or Succadana, noted for its port, and described as being "in the land of Candavangan" (i.e. Kendawangan).[1] Succadano was also, confusingly, the name given to the Banjarmasin
Banjarmasin
river, which flows south to meet the sea at Banjarmasin
Banjarmasin
in southeastern Borneo, on the other side of the island. Economy[edit] The main industries consists in the production of palm oil, rubber, and wood. Education[edit] The current political leadership has made commitments to provide free education and health care to all residents and primary and secondary school fees that are paid elsewhere in Indonesia
Indonesia
have been waived. There are no institutes of higher education. Health[edit] The local government provides free public healthcare through clinics throughout the province, including a "floating clinic" based on a boat to serve the islands off the west coast of the regency. The NGO Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) also operates a clinic in Sukadana, which offers community-oriented conservation initiatives, such as offering discounted care to locals who commit to curbing illegal logging in the Gunung Palung National Park[2]. The nearest hospitals are in the neighboring regency of Ketapang. Demographics[edit]

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Chinese lion dance at Chinese temple

Transportation[edit] The nearest airport is Rahadi Osman ( Ketapang
Ketapang
Airport). The airport has some connecting flights to Pontianak, Semarang
Semarang
via Pangkalan Bun, and Jakarta. Boats from Sukadana, Teluk Melano and Teluk Batang run daily to Pontianak. Places[edit]

Gunung Palung National Park, a rainforest park that can be reached from Sukadana Pulau Datok beach (拿督岛滩)

Pulau Datok beach

Hotels[edit]

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The largest hotel is the Makhota Kayong in Sukadana. References[edit]

^ https://books.google.com.au/books?id=qEpV3CiKXYIC&pg=PA149&dq=candavangan&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHnNuzr7nSAhWJs1QKHWZlCzwQ6AEIOTAE#v=onepage&q=succadana&f=false ^ "Health Care – Health In Harmony". Health In Harmony. Retrieved

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