Samarinda


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Samarinda

 

a city and port in Indonesia, on the east coast of the island of Kalimantan. Population, 137,000 (1971). Sama-rinda is located at the mouth of the Mahakam River, 50 km from the sea; it is accessible to oceangoing vessels. The city’s industry includes manufacture of iron packaging materials for petroleum products; there is also woodworking. Crude oil extracted in the region is transported by pipeline to Balikpapan.

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The new capital would be located near the coastal cities of Samarinda and Balikpapan, an important port for coal and oil shipments.
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