Telukbayur, Propinsi Kalimantan Timur, Borneo, Indonesia


East Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Timur abbrv. Kaltim) is Indonesian province on the east of Borneo island. The resource-rich province has two major cities, Samarinda (the capital and a center for timber product) and Balikpapan (a petroleum center with oil refinery). Ever since Indonesia opened its mineral and natural resources for foreign investment in 1970s, East Kalimantan province has experienced major boost of timber, petroleum and other exotic forest products. The state-owned petroleum company Pertamina has been operated in the area since it took control oil refinery from the Royal Dutch Shell company in 1965.

The population is a mixture of people from the Indonesian archipelago with Dayaks and Kutai as indigenous ethnic groups living in rural areas. Prominent other migrant ethnic groups include Javanese, Chinese, Banjarese, Bugis and Malays, of which mostly live in coastal areas.


This province known as the location of the oldest Hindu kingdom in Indonesia, Kutai, the existence of which is attested to by a stone manuscript, or Prasasti, which is now kept in the National Museum in Jakarta. The manuscript is written in the Pallawa alphabet and the Sanskrit language. The replica of this manuscript can be seen in the Governor's Office in Samarinda.


East Kalimantan is divided into 9 regencies and 4 cities.

The regencies are:

1. Pasir Regency

2. Penajam Paser Utara Regency

3. Kutai Kartanegara Regency

4. West Kutai Regency

5. East Kutai Regency

6. Bulungan Regency

7. Berau Regency

8. Malinau Regency

9. Nunukan Regency

The cities are:

1. Balikpapan

2. Samarinda

3. Bontang

4. Tarakan


East Kalimantan heavily depends on earth resources activity such as oilfield exploration, natural gas, as well as coal and gold mining. Balikpapan has an oil refinery plant that was primarily built by Dutch governance before World War II, destroyed during World War II, and rebuilt by Indonesia Governance.

Other developing economic sectors includes agriculture and tourism. East Kalimantan has several tourist destination such as Derawan Islands in Berau Regency, Kayan Mentarang National Park ini Nunukan, Crocodile Husbandry in Balikpapan, deer husbandry in Penajam, Dayak's (native Kalimantan people) Pampang Village in Samarinda and many others.

The main problem to developing economic growth is lack of transportation infrastructure. Transportation depends on traditional boats connecting coastal cities and areas along main river, Mahakam River.

Telukbayur is a populated place in Kalimantan Timur, which is a region of Indonesia. An overview map of the region around Telukbayur is displayed below.

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Alternates names : Telakbajoer - Teloek Bayoer - Teloekbajoer - Telok Bayur - Telukbajur

City/Town : Latitude: 2.15, Longitude: 117.4


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Death    Person ID 
1 van Rooden, Johanna Margaretha  06 Jan 1935Telukbayur, Propinsi Kalimantan Timur, Borneo, Indonesia I160261
2 Schuur, Zusje  06 Dec 1934Telukbayur, Propinsi Kalimantan Timur, Borneo, Indonesia I160264

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