17 Facts About South Kalimantan


South Kalimantan is the traditional homeland of the Banjar people, although some parts of East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan are included in this criteria.

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South Kalimantan became the first king to convert to Islam, guided by the Islamic cleric Khatib Dayan.

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In 1957 South Kalimantan was divided to provide the Dayak population with greater autonomy from the Muslim population in the province.

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Geographically, South Kalimantan is in the southeastern part of the island of Borneo, has a low-lying area in the west and east coast, and a plateau formed by the Meratus Mountains in the middle.

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South Kalimantan has extensive forests namely Permanent Forests, Production Forests, Protected Forests, Convention Forests.

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The area of forest in South Kalimantan is 1,659,003 ha including; protected forests, natural forests, permanent production forests, limited production forests, conversion forests and mangrove forests.

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South Kalimantan is known as "the land of a thousand rivers", it is due to the large number of rivers in South Kalimantan.

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Province of South Kalimantan is led by a governor who is elected directly with his representative for a 5-year term.

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Language used in everyday life by Banjarese as a mother tongue and as a lingua franca for the people of South Kalimantan generally is the Banjar language which has two major dialects, namely Banjar Kuala dialects and Banjar Hulu dialect.

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The Dayak Ngaju language, a language originating from Central South Kalimantan is used as a liturgical language in the Borneo Evangelical Church headquartered in Banjarmasin.

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Broadly speaking, dance from South Kalimantan is from the indigenous ethnic culture of Banjar and ethnic Dayaks.

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The status of workers in South Kalimantan is still dominated by workers who work in the informal sector.

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Industry in South Kalimantan is dominated by micro and small manufacturing industries, followed by large and medium manufacturing industries.

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Judging from its performance in 2009, banks in South Kalimantan recorded lower growth compared to the previous year as a result of the global financial crisis.

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In South Kalimantan, there are various types of transportation used by the community.

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One of the main problem for air transportation in South Kalimantan is that the region is often enveloped with haze due to the forest fires.

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In South Kalimantan there are some natural attractions that consist of natural forests, long rivers swerving, lakes and highlands or mountains.

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