Tanjung Entrance Gate
|Divisions||4 urban villages and 11 villages|
|• Head||Drs. H.M. Rajuddin|
|• Total||323.34 km2 (124.84 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WITA (UTC+8)|
|Area code(s)||+62 526|
Etymology and names
The origin of the Tanjung name was originated from some local stories told by generations since the 1940s. The name came from the jungle explorers who used to search for some open areas for farming until their feet were hurt by stepping on Tataba thorns. They screamed and ask for help, in which in the local language (Banjar language), it is called Tahalulung.
- The Kingdom of Tanjungpuri was built in Tanjung by the old Malay people in 520.
- Empire of Japan conquered the city in 1942.
- Tanjung City General Attack war in 1949.
Tanjung is located on a relatively flat plain in the northern region of South Kalimantan. It borders Haruai, Murung Pudak and Tanta in the east, Bintang Ara district in the north, Kelua district in the south and Central Kalimantan province in the west.
Tanjung is one of the twelve districts (kecamatan) of Tabalong. The other eleven districts are Banua Lawas, Bintang Ara, Haruai, Jaro, Kelua, Muara Harus, Muara Uya, Murung Pudak, Pugaan, Tanta and Upau.
As the capital of Tabalong, Tanjung houses some of the important government institutions, including the District Legislative Council of Tabalong and the office of Tabalong regent.
Tanjung Regency is divided into 15 administrative divisions, which consists of 4 urban villages and 11 villages.
- Banyu Tajun
- Kambitin Raya
- Mahe Seberang
- Pamarangan Kiwa
- Puain Kiwa
- Sungai Pimping
The main economy of the region is coal mining activities currently operated by Adaro Energy, world's fourth largest coal producer company, which covers the area of both Tabalong and neighboring Balangan. It is currently employing 12,110 workers within the company, subsidiaries and contractors.
In 2010, the population of Tanjung is around 32,458, with 16,405 male population and 16,053 female population. The density is around 110 people per square kilometer.
Places of interest
Tanjung has many interesting tourist objects, such as:
- Bauntung Mall Market
- People's Stage
- Tanjung City Park
- Tanjung Grand Mosque
- Tanjung History Memorial Monument
- Tanjung Kencana National Hero Memorial Park
- Tanjung Puri Torch Tower etc.
Currently the government of Tanjung is planning to build a 5 hectar integrated entertainment and sport area Tanjung City Center (TCC) which consists of theater, futsal field, basketball field, water park, dry park, open stage and art market. Besides that, there will be supermarket, shops and restaurants as well.
Tanjung is accessible via road connected from Banjarmasin, the capital of the South Kalimantan province. People in Tanjung mostly drive their own cars or motor bikes.
Tanjung is also accessible via air through its only small domestic airport, the Warukin Airport (IATA: TJG), located at the neighboring Tanta subdistrict. The only current continuous operating airline in the airport is Airfast Indonesia serving Tanjung to Banjarmasin.
Tanjung is currently being served by one public vehicle terminal called the Mabuun Terminal. This terminal serves several destinations of city in South Kalimantan and East Kalimantan such as Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Barabai etc. However, with the future plan of constructing the TCC, Mabuun Terminal will be relocated from its current place to a new place.
Tanjung is the home to the newly built Banjarmasin State Polytechnic which was opened in 2011.