West Kalimantan

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West Kalimantan Province
Provinsi Kalimantan Barat
کاليمانتان بارت
西加里曼丹
Province
Flag of West Kalimantan Province
Flag
Official seal of West Kalimantan Province
Seal
Nickname(s): Provinsi Seribu Sungai[1]
Province of Thousand Rivers
Motto: Akçaya (Sanskrit)
(Immortal)
Location of Province of West Kalimantan in Indonesia
Location of Province of West Kalimantan in Indonesia
Country  Indonesia
Capital Seal of Pontianak.svg Pontianak
Government
 • Governor Cornelis
 • Vice Governor Christiandy Sanjaya
Area
 • Total 147,307 km2 (56,876 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,546,439
 • Density 30.86370/km2 (79.93662/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups Dayak (32.75%), Malay (29.75%), Chinese (29.21%), Javanese (5.25%), Bugis (0.3%) Others (9.85%)[2]
 • Religion Islam (51.22%), Roman Catholicism (23.94%), Protestantism (12.38%), Buddhism (12.21%), Confucianism (1.68%), Hinduism (0.06%)
 • Languages Indonesian (official), Malay (Pontianak Malay, Sambas Malay), Dayak (Iban, Kendayan, Jangkang, Bukar Sadong etc.), Chinese (Hakka, Teochew)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Vehicle registration KB
HDI Decrease 0.648 (Low)
HDI rank 28th (2014)
Website www.kalbarprov.go.id

West Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Barat) is a province of Indonesia.[3] It is one of five Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. Its capital city is Pontianak. The province has an area of 147,307 square kilometres (56,876 sq mi) with a recorded 2010 census population of 4,395,983.[4] The latest official population estimate (as of January 2014) is 4,546,439.

Religion in West Kalimantan
religion percent
Islam
  
51.22%
Christianity
  
36.32%
Buddhism
  
12.21%
Confucianism
  
1.68%
Hinduism
  
0.06%

References[change | change source]

  1. West Kalimantan Provincial Government
  2. Overcoming Violent Conflict: Volume 1, Peace and Development Analysis in West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and Madura (PDF). Prevention and Recovery Unit – United Nations Development Programme, LabSosio and BAPPENAS. 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  3. "Province of West Kalimantan, Indonesia (1995)". Guangdong Provincial People's Government Foreign Affairs Office. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  4. "West Kalimantan - Population". Knoema. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 

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