Place:Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

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NameKalimantan Timur
Alt namesEast Kalimantan
East Borneosource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VI, 694
Kalimantan Timursource: Wikipedia
Kaltimsource: Wikipedia
TypeProvince
Coordinates1.5°N 116.5°E
Located inIndonesia     (1949 - )
Also located inBorneo    
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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East Kalimantan (Indonesian: ), is a province of Indonesia. Its territory comprises the eastern portion of Borneo. It has a population of about 3 million, and its capital is Samarinda.

East Kalimantan has a total area of and is the second least densely populated province in Kalimantan. The majority of the region shares a maritime border to the east with West Sulawesi and North Sulawesi; its coastline faces the Makassar Strait and the Celebes Sea. Its former northernmost region is now North Kalimantan; to its south, East Kalimantan borders the South Kalimantan province.

East Kalimantan is now divided into 6 regencies and 3 cities. Awang Faroek Ishak is its governor and Farid Wadjdy as its vice governor.

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