Bandjarmasin

Bandjarmasin

About Bandjarmasin

Banjarmasin (aka Bandjermasin or Bandjarmasin) is the capital of South Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is located on a delta island near the junction of the Barito and Martapura rivers. As a result, Banjarmasin is sometimes called the 'River City'. Its population was 625,395 at the 2010 Census. Banjarmasin, together with its neighbour city, Banjarbaru become the center of the ninth metropolitan area in Indonesia, named Banjar Bakula , which also consist of the area of Banjar Regency, Barito Kuala Regency, and Tanah Laut Regency. Banjarmasin is served by the Syamsudin Noor Airport, located about 25km outside the town. The town is also served by a port, named Trisakti Harbour. A fairly important deepwater port, Pelabuhan Trisakti Banjarmasin is the trade center of the Barito basin; exports include rubber, pepper, timber, petroleum, coal, gold, and diamonds. Passenger ships and ferries to and from Java also carry their operation here.

Contributions by Matahari Pagi, Elekhh, and RomDolce.