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Mahakam River Meandering Across East Kalimantan, Indonesia

0.4S 116.9E

February 23rd, 2010 Category: Rivers

Indonesia - January 25th, 2010

Indonesia - January 25th, 2010

The Mahakam River is in Indonesia. It flows 980 km from the district of Long Apari in the highlands of Borneo, to its mouth at the Makassar Strait. Here, it can be seen meandering across the province of East Kalimantan. It is the largest river in that region, with a catchment area of approximately 77,000 km2.

As the river flows eastward, it crosses a flat tropical lowland area surrounded by peat land. The land visible in this this orthorectified image is mostly flat, although some hills can be observed towards the left edge.

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