Kalimantan

Kalimantan
Location of Kalimantan (Indonesia) in Borneo Island
Location of Kalimantan (Indonesia) in Borneo Island
Country Indonesia
Province West Kalimantan
 Central Kalimantan
 South Kalimantan
 East Kalimantan
 North Kalimantan
Largest CitiesBalikpapan
Banjarmasin
Palangkaraya
Pontianak
Samarinda
Tarakan
Nunukan
Area
 • Total544,150.07 km2 (210,097.52 sq mi)
Elevation
2,278 m (7,474 ft)
Population
(June 2017)
 • Total15,894,524
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zonesUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
UTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
ISO 3166 codeID-KA
Vehicle signDA
KB
KH
KT
KU
HDIIncrease 0.698 (Medium)
Map of Kalimantan (light colour) and its component provinces.

Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo.[1] It comprises 73% of the island's area. The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are Brunei and East Malaysia. In Indonesia, "Kalimantan" refers to the whole island of Borneo.[1]

Etymology

The name Kalimantan, which is often spelled Klemantan, was derived from the Sanskrit word Kalamanthana, which means "burning weather island", or island with a very hot temperature, to describe its hot and humid tropical climate. It consists of the two words kal[a] (time, season, period) and manthan[a] (boiling, churning, burning). The word Kalamanthana is spelled Kalmantan, and then the indigenous people fixed it into Klemantan.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: كليمنتان
asturianu: Kalimantan
Bân-lâm-gú: Kalimantan
български: Калимантан
brezhoneg: Kalimantan
dansk: Kalimantan
Deutsch: Kalimantan
español: Kalimantan
Esperanto: Kalimantano
euskara: Kalimantan
français: Kalimantan
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kalimantan
한국어: 칼리만탄
हिन्दी: कालिमंतान
Bahasa Hulontalo: Kalimantan
Ilokano: Kalimantan
italiano: Kalimantan
עברית: קלימנטן
Kapampangan: Kalimantan
Kinyarwanda: Kalimantana
Kiswahili: Kalimantan
lietuvių: Kalimantanas
lumbaart: Kalimantan
македонски: Калимантан
മലയാളം: കലിമന്താൻ‌
Bahasa Melayu: Kalimantan
Baso Minangkabau: Kalimantan
Nederlands: Kalimantan
norsk: Kalimantan
occitan: Kalimantan
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kalimantan
پنجابی: کالیمانتان
ភាសាខ្មែរ: កាលីម៉ាន់តាន់
Piemontèis: Kalimantan
polski: Kalimantan
português: Kalimantan
Scots: Kalimantan
suomi: Kalimantan
svenska: Kalimantan
Tagalog: Kalimantan
Türkçe: Kalimantan
Tiếng Việt: Kalimantan
Winaray: Kalimantan
粵語: 加里曼丹
žemaitėška: Kalimantans
中文: 加里曼丹