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Sampit area Facts & Figures

Geography

Location: Central area of Kalimantan Island.
Geographic coordinates: 0° 45’ North Latitude and 3° 05’ South Latitude and 1110 East Longitude.
Map references: Western part of the Indonesian archipelago.
Area: 153.564 sq. km (7.93% of total area of Indonesia: 1.937.179 sq km)
Average of altitude: 1 meter (lowest) - 145 meters (highest)
Land boundaries: East Kalimantan Province and West Kalimantan Province (north), East Kalimantan Province and South Kalimantan Province(south, east), and West Kalimantan (west).
Include of area: 69 mountains, and 11 rivers.
Land utilities: Forestry (126,200 hectares), swamps (18,115), rivers, lakes, and others (4,563), and others land (486). (1997)
Irrigated Land: 203,781 hectares
Climate: Tropical; wet, with temperature range from 21,20C to 21,20C, and average rainfall 129 mm per month
Natural resources: Gold, quart sand, kaolin, ferrum, betonit, etc.
Area Identity: Flora - Tenggaring (nephelium lappaceum); Fauna - Kuau Melayu (poliprectron malacense)
National Park: Tanjung Putting (orangutan)

People

Population: 1,706,256 (1998), 1,801,504 (2000)
Population density: 11 per sq. km (1997), 12 per sq. km (2000)
Population growth: 2.33% (1990-1997), 2.67% (1990-2000)
Urban population: 28.2% (1995)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 34.18%; 15-64 years: 63.66%; 65 years and over: 2.14% (1998)
Sex ratio: 105 (1997)
Death rate: 17.16 deaths per 1,000 population (1991.) - 12.14% (1986-1991)
Infant mortality rate: 29 deaths per 1,000 live births (1997)
Life expectancy at birth: 70 (1997)
Total fertility rate: 3.159 (1995)
Literacy rate: 95.0 (15 years and over) (1997)
Poor people: 189,400 (11.2%) (1996) - 321,600 (25.1%) (1993) - … (1990)
Religions: Islam (65%), Christianity (16.2%), Hinduism (17.7%), Buddhism (0.21%)
Ethnic groups: Dayaks, Malays, Ngayu, Maanyan, Dusun, Lawangan, Bukupai, Ot Dusun, etc.
Transmigration: 51,060 families (1997/1998)
Migration: 334,273 (in) - 113,970 (out) - 120,303 (net) (1995)
Human Development Index: 63.5 (1990) - 72.0 (1996)

Regional Government

Name of region: Central Kalimantan Province
Capital city: Palangkaraya
Establishment: July 2, 1958, based on Law No. 21/1958
Administrative divisions: 1 municipality (Pontianak), 5 regencies (Kotawaringin Barat, Kotawaringin Timur, Kapuas, Barito Selatan, Barito Utara), 85 districts, and 1.234 villages.
Civil servants: 53,553 (1.31%) (1997)
Legislative branch: Six people in the House of Representatives (DPR), consisting of 1 member of the United Development Party (PPP), 5 members of the Functional Group (Golkar) and 1 member of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI). The regional parliament has 45 members, namely 4 members of PPP, 31 members of Golkar, 1 member of PDI, and 9 members of the Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI) (automatically appointed).
Symbol: Star symbolizes One God, belanga (earthen cooking pot) (soundness and unity), bird of Tinggang (glory), paddy and cotton (prosperity), as well as talawang (traditional shield), mandau (Dayak’s sword), sumpitan (blowpipe) (struggle and heroism)
Governors: R.T.A. Nilano (1956-1957), Tjilik Riwut (1957-1957), Tjilik Riwut (1957-1966), Reinout Sylvanus, Ir. (1967-1978), W.A. Gara (1978-1983), Eddy Sabara (1983-1984), Gatot A. Sapari Amrih (1984-1989), Soeparmanto (1989-1994), Warsito Rasman (1994-2000), Asmawi Agani, Drs. H. (2000 - )

Economy

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by region at current prices: Rp 6,008 billion (1.06%) (1997)
Per capita GDP by region at current prices: Rp. 3,563,422,- (1997)
Regional income per capita at current prices: Rp 2,730,039,- (1996)
Inflation rate: 2.61% (Jan. 1999) - 5.90% (Jan. 1998) - 60.44% (1998) - 13.03 % (1997)
Job seekers: 34,300 (1997)
Regional minimum wage: Rp 195,000 per month (1999)
Investments: 16 projects - US$ 220,7 million (foreign) (1997/1998); 10 projects - Rp 1.415,6 billion (domestic) (1997/1998)
Budget: Rp 249,912 billion (revenues) (1996/1997); Rp 238,765 billion (expenditures) (1996/1997)
Industries: Sawn timber, quarrying products, cooking oil, etc.
Electricity: 193,738,207 KWH (production) (1997); 171,992,426 KWH (consumption) (1997)
Agriculture-products: Coffee, rubber, cloves, pepper, copra, cashews, sugarcane, palm oil, ginger, palm sugar, fruits, vegetables, crops, rattan, etc.
Exports: 424,5 tons (volume) - US$ 186,661,800 (value) (1997)
Imports: 3,3 tons (volume) - US$ 6,488,917 (value) (1997)

Communications

Telephones: 27.904 lines(1997)
Journalism: 2 (1 daily newspaper, 1 weekly newspaper) (1997)

Transportation

Roads: 7,925.198 km (1997)
Ports and Harbors: 121, the main harbors are Sampit, Kuala Kapuas, Kumai, Pangkalan Bun.
Airport: 7, Iskandar, H. Hasan, Kuala Pembuang, Kuala Kurun, Sanggau, Beringin, Tjilik Riwut.

Tourism

Tourism sites: Batu Suli, Kuala Kulun, Lebar Pantai (waterfall), Batusahur (cave), Bukit Batu Tangkiling, Bukit Raya (natural conservation), Burung (lake), Tanjung Putting (park), Waringin Barat (archeology), Kubu, Tanjung Keluang (beach), Pahewan (sacred-forest), and Tumbang Kurik (Dayak’s traditional house).

Police & Military

Regional police: Brig. Gen. Bambang Pranoto.
Regional military command: : Maj.Gen. Joko Basariman, chief of the KODAM VI/Tanjungpura.


    
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