| • ||کاليمانتان سلاتن|
|• Banjarese||Kalimantan Salatan|
From top, left to right : Pulau Kembang, Floating market in Banjarmasin, Loksado Hill,
Haram Manyarah Waja Sampai Kaputing (
(Never Surrender, Strong As Steel Until The End)
Location of South Kalimantan in Indonesia
|Largest city by area|
|Largest city by population||Banjarmasin - (625,481 - 2010)|
|Largest regency by area|
|Largest regency by population|
South Kalimantan (
One of five Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, it is bordered by the
South Kalimantan Province with Banjarmasin city as capital consists of 11 regencies and 2 cities is geographically located between 114° 19’ 13’’ - 116° 33’ 28’’ East Longitude and 1° 21’ 49’’ - 4° 10’ 14 South Longitude. Based on the location, South Kalimantan Province area only 6.98% of Kalimantan Island overall, which is 37.530,52 km2 with boundaries as follows:
In terms of topography, South Kalimantan province consists of 4 parts, alluvial land, swamps land, hills and mountains. Land inclination with 4 class classification showed that 43.31% of South Kalimantan province has 0-2% land inclination.
The extensive details according to land inclination are as follows:
The area of South Kalimantan province according to altitude classes are divided into 6 altitude classes indicate the area of South Kalimantan Province mostly located at altitude class > 25–100 m above sea level, i.e. 31.09%.
South Kalimantan province area flowed by many rivers. The rivers include Barito, Riam Kanan, Riam Kiwa, Balangan, Batang Alai, Amandit, Tapin, Kintap, Batulicin, Sampanahan, etc. Generally, these rivers originate from Meratus mountain and empties to Java Sea and Makassar Strait.
The annual rainfall intensity is high, ranging between 2,000 and 3,700 mm. The mean number of rainy days per year is 120.
The main natural resources in South Kalimantan are forest and coal. Coal deposits are found over almost the whole province, and in some places they are exploited commercially. Other minor resources are oil, gold, gem stones, quartz sand, phosphate and granite.