South Kalimantan

South Kalimantan

Kalimantan Selatan
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiکاليمانتان سلاتن
 • BanjareseKalimantan Salatan
South Kalimantan WV banner.jpg
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Martapura River at night.jpg
Tugu Proklamasi Kalimantan Selatan.jpg
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From top, left to right : Pulau Kembang, Floating market in Banjarmasin, Loksado Hill, Martapura River, Proclamation Monument, Tanjung Dewa, Mount Halau-Halau
Flag of South Kalimantan
Coat of arms of South Kalimantan
Coat of arms
Haram Manyarah Waja Sampai Kaputing (Banjarese)
(Never Surrender, Strong As Steel Until The End)
Location of South Kalimantan in Indonesia
Location of South Kalimantan in Indonesia
Coordinates: 2°30′S 115°30′E / 2°30′S 115°30′E / -2.500; 115.500)
HDI rank22nd (2017)
Largest city by areaBanjarbaru - 371.00 square kilometres (143.24 sq mi)
Largest city by populationBanjarmasin - (625,481 - 2010)
Largest regency by areaKotabaru Regency - 9,482.73 square kilometres (3,661.30 sq mi)
Largest regency by populationGovernment official site
Alabio Duck Monument in Amuntai Town.

South Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Selatan) is a province of Indonesia. It is located in Kalimantan, the Indonesian territory of Borneo. The provincial capital is Banjarmasin. The population of South Kalimantan was recorded at just over 3.625 million people at the 2010 Census;[2] the latest official estimate (for 2017) is 4,119,794.

One of five Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, it is bordered by the Makassar Strait in the east, Central Kalimantan in the west and north, the Java Sea in the south, and East Kalimantan in the north.


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:

  • 0 - 2% : 1.625.384 Ha (43,31%)
  • > 2–15 %: 1.182.346 Ha (31,50%)
  • 15–40 %: 714.127 Ha (19,02%)
  • > 40% : 231.195 Ha (6,16%)

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. Barito is the main river, used as a transportation route to the northern part of the province and to Central Kalimantan. Other smaller rivers are mostly springing from the Meratus Mountains.

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.[3]

Other Languages
Bahasa Banjar: Kalimantan Selatan
Bân-lâm-gú: Lâm Kalimantan
Basa Banyumasan: Kalimantan Selatan
български: Южен Калимантан
Esperanto: Suda Kalimantano
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Nàm Kalimantan
Bahasa Hulontalo: Kalimantan Selatan
Bahasa Indonesia: Kalimantan Selatan
Basa Jawa: Kalimantan Kidul
لۊری شومالی: کالیمانتان هارگٱ
Bahasa Melayu: Kalimantan Selatan
Baso Minangkabau: Kalimantan Selatan
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Nàng Kalimantan
Nederlands: Zuid-Kalimantan
српски / srpski: Јужни Калимантан
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Južni Kalimantan
Basa Sunda: Kalimantan Kidul
ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ: Kalimantan Selatan
Tiếng Việt: Nam Kalimantan