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Samarinda

Administration
Full nameSamarinda
Settlement typeCity
MottoSamarinda Kota Tepian
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceEast Kalimantan
Government
MayorSyaharie Jaang
Vice MayorNusyirwan Ismail
Demography
Total Population726.223 (2010)
Other information
Time zoneWITA (UTC +8) (UTC)
Area code+62 541

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Samarinda is the capital of the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. The city lies on the banks of the Mahakam River. It is the most populous city in East Kalimantan with a population of 726,223. Although it is the capital of East Kalimantan, some government institutions such as the Police, Indonesian Army District VI Of Tanjung Pura, and Pelabuhan Indonesia (Port Transportation) are located on the island. Samarinda is known for its traditional food amplang, as well as the cloth sarung samarinda. The city also has a bridge connecting its river banks, Mahakam Bridge. The city center is on one side and the other side is named Samarinda Seberang.


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