West Kalimantan Province

The Great Masjid of The Sultan of Pontianak, where it all began *icon pics : The Enggang Bird in the Borneo’s vast rain forest, is considered holy to Dayak Tribe of Borneo/Kalimantan

Official Name : Kalimantan Barat (Abbreviation: Kalbar ) ; Origin of Name : ‘Kalimantan’ is Indonesian (and locals) name of ‘Borneo’. Although many theories exist about its origin, one is from the Indian approach. ‘Kalimantan’ which is often spelled ‘Klemantan’ is derived from Sanskrit : “Kalamanthana” or burning weather island (or island that is very hot temperature). It consists of two words ‘kal[a] : season, period’ and ‘manthan[a] : burning’. But the words “Kalamanthana’ is spelled Kalmantan. And the indigineous people fixed it into Klemantan.

‘Barat’ means ‘West’, thus ‘Kalimantan Barat’ refers to ‘Western part of Kalimantan’

History :

Founded : 1956 (prior that was part of Kalimantan Province from 1945-1956, capital in Banjarmasin)

Location :

Capital : Pontianak

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Province Seal : Motto :

Administrative Divisions : 2 Autonomous Cities (Kota) / 12 Regencies /Municipals (Kabupaten):name (its capital) -see the chart with coresponding number-

1. Pontianak City (also provincial capital)

2. Singkawang City

3. PONTIANAK Regency (Mempawah)

4. LANDAK (Ngabang)

5. BENGKAYANG (Bengkayang City)

6. SAMBAS (Sambas City)

7. KUBU RAYA (Sungai Raya)

8. SANGGAU (Batang Tarang)

9. KAYONG UTARA (Sukadana)

10.KETAPANG (Ketapang City)

11.SEKADAU (Sekadau City)

12.MELAWI (Nangau Pinoh)

13.SINTANG (Sintang City)

14.KAPUAS HULU (Putus Sibau)

ZIP Code :75-77xxx/ Phone Code:  Vehicle Plate : KB (all province)

State University:


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Traditional weapon : Dayak’s sumpit & Mandau; Coastal Malay’s kris

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Port :

Rivers, Mountain & Natural :

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Bridge & Dam :

Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism : (handicrafts as well as many Malaysian & Singaporean products)

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

Official Map:

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