Central Kalimantan

Central Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Tengah) is a province of Indonesia. It is one of five provinces in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo. Its provincial capital is Palangka Raya and in 2010 its population was over 2.2 million,[6][incomplete short citation] while the 2015 Intermediate Census showed a rise to 2.49 million and the 2020 Census showed a total of 2.67 million;[7] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 2,702,200.[8]

Central Kalimantan
Kalimantan Tengah
Province of Central Kalimantan
Coat of arms of Central Kalimantan
Isen Mulang (Ngaju)
   Central Kalimantan in    Indonesia
Coordinates: 2°13′S 113°55′E
and largest city
Palangka Raya
  BodyCentral Kalimantan Provincial Government
  GovernorSugianto Sabran
  Vice GovernorEdy Pratowo
  Total153,564.5 km2 (59,291.6 sq mi)
Highest elevation
(Mount Raya)
2,300 m (7,546 ft)
 (mid 2021 Estimate)[1]
  Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
  Ethnic groups46% Dayak
22% Javanese
21% Banjarese
3.9% Malay
1.9% Madurese
4.8% other
  Religion (2021)[4]74.11% Islam
16.67% Protestant
5.84% Hindu/Kaharingan
3.23% Catholic
0.11% Buddhism
0.1% other
  LanguagesIndonesian (official)
Chinese (Hakka and Teochew)
Time zoneWIB (UTC+7)
HDI 2019Increase 0.716 (High)
HDI rank22nd (2022)

The population growth rate was almost 3.0% per annum between 1990 and 2000, one of the highest provincial growth rates in Indonesia during that time; in the subsequent decade to 2010 the average annual growth rate slowed markedly to around 1.8%, but it rose again in the decade beginning 2010. More than is the case in other province in the region, Central Kalimantan is populated by the Dayaks, the indigenous inhabitants of Borneo.

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