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Encyclopedia > West Kalimantan
Province of West Kalimantan
Motto: "Akcaya"
(Immortal)
Capital Pontianak
Governor Usman Ja'far
Area 146.807 km²
Population 4.073.304 (2004)
Ethnic groups Dayak (35%) Sambas (12%), Chinese (9%), Javanese (9%), Kendayan (8%), Malay (8%)[1]
Religion Islam (57.6%), Catholic (24.1%), Protestant (10%), Buddhism (6.4%), Hindu (0.2%),Bugis (1.7%)
Languages Indonesia (official), Malay, Dayak, Chinese dialects of Hakka and Teochew
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Web site www.kalbar.go.id

West Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Barat often abbreviated to Kalbar) is a province of Indonesia. It is one of four Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. Its capital city Pontianak is located right on the Equator line. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... map of province of Indonesia File links The following pages link to this file: West Kalimantan Categories: GFDL images ... Each Provinces of Indonesia has its own capital, where local judicial, administrative and legislative duties are centred. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The Dayak (or Dyak) are indigenous natives of Borneo. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... The Kendayan (also known as Kendayan Dayak or Kanayatn) are an ethnic group native to Kalimantan, Indonesia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... The Bugis are the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, the southwestern province of Sulawesi, Indonesias third largest island. ... The Malay language (Malay: Bahasa Melayu; Jawi script: بهاس ملايو), is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who reside in the Malay Peninsula, southern Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, parts of the coast of Borneo and even in the Netherlands[1]. It is an official... Spoken Chinese The Chinese spoken language(s) comprise(s) many regional variants. ... Henan, Shanxi, Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces The Hakka are a subgroup of the Han Chinese people who live predominantly in the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangxi, and Fujian in China. ... Teochiu can refer to: Chaozhou(潮州), a prefecture-level city in Guangdong Province, China. ... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... UTC+7 is used in: Laos Thailand Cambodia Vietnam External links Find cities currently in UTC+7 Category: ... The province (Indonesian: provinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. ... Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Kalimantan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... World map showing the equator in red In tourist areas, the equator is often marked on the sides of roads The equator marked as it crosses Ilhéu das Rolas, in São Tomé and Príncipe. ...


The province has an area of 146,807 km² with the population of about 3.74 million people (2000 census). Major ethnic groups include the Dayak, Malay, Chinese, which make up about 90% of the total population. The rest are Javanese, Bugis, Madurese, and other ethnicities. This article is in need of attention. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The Dayak (or Dyak) are indigenous natives of Borneo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... The Bugis are the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, the southwestern province of Sulawesi, Indonesias third largest island. ... Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeastern coast of Java, near the port of Surabaya. ...


The borders of West Kalimantan roughly trace the mountain ranges surrounding the watershed of the Kapuas River, which drains most of the province. West Kalimantan is subdivided into two urban cities (kota) and ten rural regencies (kabupaten). The cities are Pontianak and Singkawang; the regencies are Sambas, Bengkayang, Pontianak, Ketapang, Landak, Sanggau, Sekadau, Sintang, Melawi and Kapuas Hulu. About 29 percent of the population lives in the Pontianak area. The Kapuas River is a river on the Indonesian island of Borneo. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... About 160 km north of Pontianak is the municipality of Singkawang, population estimated to be about 150,000 residents, of which 70% are Chinese descent. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Bengkayang is a new county (kabupaten) in West Kalimantan province, Indonesia (on the island of Borneo). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... By Evan Ward - [email protected] ...


There was a serious outbreak of communal violence in the province between indigenous Dayak and Madurese settlers in late 1996 and early 1997, resulting in about 500 deaths. [1] [2]


History

The history of West Kalimantan can be dated back to 17th century. Dayaks was the main inhabitants of the province before 17th century. The Malay migrated to West Kalimantan and built their own sultanates. The facts that there are many chinese population in this province was there used to be a republic built by chinese miners called Lanfang Republic after defeated the local Malay sultans. The government of Lanfang Republic was ended in West Kalimantan after the Dutch occupation in 1884. The Japanese occupied West Kalimantan from 1942 to 1945 until Indonesia declared its Independence. The Lanfang Republic (Traditional Chinese: 蘭芳共和國, Hanyu Pinyin: Lan Fang Gongheguo) was a Hakka Chinese state in western Kalimantan that was established in 1777 until it was ended by Dutch occupation in 1884. ... The Lanfang Republic (Traditional Chinese: 蘭芳共和國, Hanyu Pinyin: Lan Fang Gongheguo) was a Hakka Chinese state in western Kalimantan that was established in 1777 until it was ended by Dutch occupation in 1884. ...


West Kalimantan was the site of substantial fighting during the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation under the Sukarno government in the mid-1960s. After Suharto deposed Sukarno in 1965, the confrontation was quickly resolved. Domestic conflict continued, however, for another ten years between the new military Suharto government and fighters organized during the confrontation and backed by the banned Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).[citation needed] The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation was an intermittent war over the future of the island of Borneo, between British-backed Malaysia and Indonesia in 1962–1966. ... Sukarno (June 6, 1901 – June 21, 1970) was the first President of Indonesia. ... Haji Mohammad Soeharto (born June 8, 1921), more commonly referred to as simply Soeharto (Suharto in the English-speaking world), is a former Indonesian military and political leader. ... Sukarno (June 6, 1901 – June 21, 1970) was the first President of Indonesia. ...


References

  1. ^ (2003) Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 
  • Davidson, Jamie S. and Douglas Kammen (2002). Indonesia's unknown war and the lineages of violence in West Kalimantan. Indonesia 73:53.
  • Yuan, Bing Ling (1999). Chinese Democracies - A Study of the Kongsis of West Borneo (1776 – 1884).

External links

  • WWF Heart of Borneo conservation initiative - Information about the Heart of Borneo - 220,000 km² of upland montane tropical rainforest, where endangered species such as the orang-utan, rhinoceros and pygmy elephant cling for survival.
  • A Study of the Kongsis of West Borneo.
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Sumatra: Aceh | North Sumatra | West Sumatra | Bengkulu | Riau | Riau Islands | Jambi | South Sumatra | Lampung | Bangka-Belitung Islands
Java: Jakarta | West Java | Banten | Central Java | Yogyakarta | East Java
Kalimantan: West Kalimantan | Central Kalimantan | South Kalimantan | East Kalimantan
Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali | West Nusa Tenggara | East Nusa Tenggara
Sulawesi: West Sulawesi | North Sulawesi | Central Sulawesi | South Sulawesi | South East Sulawesi | Gorontalo
Maluku Islands and
New Guinea:
Maluku | North Maluku | West Papua | Papua

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Bali is an Indonesian island located at , the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. ... Map showing West Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia West Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Barat) is a province in south-central Indonesia. ... Map showing East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia East Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Timur) a province of Indonesia, located in the eastern portion Lesser Sunda Islands, including West Timor. ... Location of Sulawesi Island (light green) among the various islands of Indonesia. ... Map showing West Sulawesi province within Indonesia West Sulawesi or Sulawesi Barat (short form Sulbar) is the 33rd province of Indonesia, created in 2004. ... Map showing North Sulawesi province in Indonesia North Sulawesi or Sulawesi Utara is a province of Indonesia. ... 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Kalimantan Barat, or West Kalimantan is one of the provinces of Indonesia.
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West Kalimantan is currently consist of 2 Municipal cities and 10 Regencies.
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