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Pontianak, the capital city of West Kalimantan Province, lies exactly on the equator. Pontianak was founded in 1771, during the reign of the Sultan of Pontianak.
This province covers a
total area of 146,879 square kilometers. The population is about three million
people with a density of 19 persons per square kilometer. The average population
growth is 2.55% per year. The native people of this region are the Dayaks and the
The capital city of
this province is Palangka Raya. The region
covers a total area of 153, 800 square kilometers and consists of thick tropical forests,
swamps, lakes, and rivers. The province has a total population of nearly 2 million people,
with the native people of the Dayaks. There are many others ethnic groups who live in
this province, including the Javanese and the Maduranese.
The capital city of East Kalimantan Province is Balikpapan. This province is very rich with natural resources, such as oil and gas. The native people of this province is the Dayaks.
The people of East Kalimantan have traditional dances that are performed for certain events, including Erau Pelas Talun (Cleaning the village), Tepung Tawar (Welcoming the visitor), Kelebur Bejamug (Farewell ceremony), Erau Padi/Bob jengen/Bunut (Harvesting ceremony), Meniwa (Thanking God), Belian (Healing of sick people), and Kwangkay (Burial ceremony).
Banjarmasin is the capital
city of South Kalimantan Province. This province covers a total area of 37,000 square
kilometers. It consists of swamp, coastal and lowland plains that are usually
stagnant with tides and flood.
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