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Kalimantan

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- location  Schwaner Mountains
Area  544,150 kmĀ²
- elevation  2,278 m (7,474 ft)
Population  13.77 million (2010)
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Provinces  Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, West 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.

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

Etymology

The name Kalimantan which is often spelled Klemantan was derived from 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.

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).

Administration

Kalimantan is divided into five provinces:

1)North Kalimantan split off East Kalimantan with resulting population and area loss for 2015 census.

References

Kalimantan Wikipedia


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