Where is Balikpapan on the east coast of Borneo?

Where is Balikpapan on the east coast of Borneo?

Balikpapan is a seaport city on the east coast of the island of Borneo, in the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan. Two harbors, Semayang and Kariangau (a ferry harbour), and Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport are the main transportation ports to the city.

How tall are the hills in Balikpapan, Indonesia?

The hills are less than 100 metres (330 ft) higher than the adjacent valleys. The altitude of Balikpapan ranges from 0 to 80 metres (260 ft) above sea level. The city proper itself is located on eastern side of Bay of Balikpapan .

What was the name of Balikpapan before the oil boom?

The city has had several nicknames throughout its history such as the Oil City, City of Believers ( Kota Beriman ), which uniquely “BERIMAN” word is acronym from: BERsih (clean), Indah (magnificent), dan nyaMAN (comfortable). Before the oil boom of the early 1900s, Balikpapan was an isolated Bugis fishing village.

Where did the Battle of Balikpapan take place?

The First Battle of Balikpapan took place on 23–24 January 1942, off the major oil producing town and port of Balikpapan, on Borneo, in the Netherlands East Indies.

Where is the International Airport in Balikpapan located?

Balikpapan City is the gateway of East Kalimantan, the international airport and port are located in Balikpapan city. Where the port and airport serves as an entrance and exit various economic and other activities.

Where does the name Balikpapan come from and why?

Balikpapan’s toponym ( balik = “behind” and papan = “plank”) is from a folk story in which a local king threw his newborn daughter into the sea to protect her from his enemies. The baby was tied beneath some planks that were discovered by a fisherman.

When did the Japanese attack Balikpapan in 1942?

On 24 January 1942, a Japanese invasion convoy arrived at Balikpapan and was attacked by four United States Navy destroyers that sank three Japanese transports. The Japanese army landed and after a sharp but short fight defeated the Dutch garrison.