North Kalimantan

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This article is about an Indonesian province. For the historical proposed political entity, see North Borneo Federation.
North Kalimantan
Kalimantan Utara
Official seal of North Kalimantan
Motto: Benuanta
North Kalimantan in Indonesia
North Kalimantan in Indonesia
Country Indonesia
Capital Tanjung Selor
 • Acting Governor Irianto Lambrie
 • Total 71,176.72 km2 (27,481.49 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 738,163
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
 • Ethnic groups Tidung, Bulungan, Banjar, Dayak, Bugis and Tausūg
 • Languages Indonesian (official), Tidung, and Dayak
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)

North Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Utara) is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. The province has a population of approximately 525,000 according to the 2010 census.[1]

North Kalimantan borders the Malaysian states of Sabah to the north and Sarawak to the west, and by the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan to the south.

Formed on 25 October 2012, it is the newest province in Indonesia. It covers 71,177 square kilometres. The province's territory was previously part of East Kalimantan.[2]


Tarakan Airport on the eponymous island serves the province, as well as an international ferry port with services to Malaysia from Tawau. There are no international land crossings – entrance into the mainland of the province is by ferry from Tarakan or by road from the south. Large stretches of the roads in this province are of unpaved muddy ditches.


North Kalimantan is divided into 4 regencies and 1 city.

Name Area (km2) Population
2010 Census[3]
2013 estimate
Bulungan Regency 113,045 184,296 Tanjung Selor
Malinau Regency 39,799.90 62,423 92,567 Malinau
Nunukan Regency 140,842 205,684 Nunukan
Tana Tidung Regency 15,147 33,375 Tideng Pale
Tarakan City 193,069 301,398 Tarakan City
Totals 71,176.72 524,526 817,320 Tanjung Selor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ House Agrees on Creation of Indonesia's 34th Province: 'North Kalimantan'
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta.

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