"WEST KALIMANTAN PROVINCE" West Kalimantan Province by meiyergani

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West Kalimantan or in Indonesian its called Kalimantan Barat and often abbreviated as KAL-BAR. It is one of four Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. Its capital city Pontianak is located right on the Equator.

West Kalimantan is subdivided into two Mayoralties or cities or in INDONESIA as KOTA, The MAYORALTIES are:
PONTIANAK with the capital city PONTIANAK and
SINGKAWANG with the capital city SINGKAWANG

The attendants could reach this region by flight from Jakarta Indonesia or Kuching (Malaysia) to Pontianak.
The land transportation also available from Kuching Malaysia to Pontianak vise verse and from Brunei Darussalam to Pontianak vise verse


West Kalimantan is subdivided into twelve regencies (kabupaten). The Regencies or Districts are:
SAMBAS with its capital town SAMBAS,
BENGKAYANG with its capital town BENGKAYANG ,
PONTIANAK with its capital town mempawah,
KETAPANG with its capital town KETAPANG,
LANDAK with its capital town NGABANG,
SANGGAU with its capital town BATANG TARANG,
SEKADAU with its capital town SEKADAU,
SINTANG with its capital town SINTANG ,
MELAWI with its capital town NANGA PINOH,
KAPUAS HULU with its capital town PUTUSSIBAU,
KAYONG UTARA with its capital town SUKADANA and
KUBU RAYA with its capital town SUNGAI RAYA.


KALIMANTAN BARAT is naturally furnished by TROPICAL RAIN FOREST (it was sad that today condition, palm tress plantation was devastating this natural beauty) and a big River 'KAPUAS' which crossing the land and drain its water from inner part towards the ocean

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