Kalimantan Barat


Kalimantan Barat

also called  West Kalimantan, 

      provinsi (“province”), western Borneo, Indonesia, bounded on the north by the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, by the Indonesian provinces of Kalimantan Timur on the northeast and Kalimantan Tengah on the southeast, and by the Java Sea on the south and the Karimata Strait on the west. It covers an area of 56,682 square miles (146,807 square km) and includes the individual islands of Pelapis, Maya, Laut, Temaju, Bawal, Pengiki, and Padangtikar, as well as the Lemukutan islands and the Karimata island group in the Karimata Strait.

      Most of the province, including the western coastal margin, consists of swampy lowlands crisscrossed by the Kapuas, Pawan, and Kendaua rivers and their tributaries. The Muller Mountains and the Schwaner Mountains run sequentially from northeast to southwest and form about two-thirds of the southeastern boundary of the province. Most of the northern boundary is demarcated by the Kapuas Hulu Mountains that meet the Muller Mountains in the northeast. Offshoots of the Muller and Schwaner mountains extend into the interior and form broad valleys drained by the Melawi and northeastern Kapuas rivers. The mountains have peaks that rise to an elevation of about 5,600 feet (1,700 m). Dense forests of ironwood, teak, oak, and conifer cover the mountains, and epiphytes abound.

      Shifting cultivation forms the basis of the economy; rice, corn (maize), and cassava are raised. There are also some rubber and copra plantations. Industries are household and produce milled rice, palm oil, carved wood, handwoven cloth, and mats and baskets. Roads are few and connect Pontianak, the provincial capital, with other inland cities and the coast. Rivers provide the principal means of internal transport. Most of the population is Dayak. Pop. (1989 est.) 3,117,900.

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