Kapuas River


Kapuas River

Indonesian  Sungai Kapuas , Dutch  Kapoeas Rivier 

      chief waterway of western Indonesian Borneo. The river rises in the Kapuas Hulu Mountains in the central part of the island and flows 710 miles (1,143 km) west-southwest, reaching the South China Sea in a great marshy delta west-southwest of Pontianak. It is navigable along most of its length.

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