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Ships in Harbors Near Balikpapan, Indonesia

1.2S 116.8E

February 17th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Indonesia - January 25th, 2010

Indonesia - January 25th, 2010

Balikpapan is a seaport city on the eastern coast of Borneo island, Indonesia in the East Kalimantan province, a resource-rich region well known for its timber, mining and petroleum export products.

Two harbors, Semayang and Kariangau – ferry harbour, and the Sepinggan International Airport are the main transportation ports to access the city. In this orthorectified image, ships can be seen in the waters near the city.

The topography of the municipality of Balikpapan is generally hilly (85%), with only small areas of flatland (15%), particularly along the coast and surrounding the hilly areas. The hills are less than 100 meters higher than the adjacent valleys. The altitude of Balikpapan ranges from 0 to 80 meters above sea level.

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