HomeBlogs Banjarmasin City Banjarmasin is one of the city and the capital dariprovinsi South
Kalimantan, Indonesia. The name comes from the term Banjarmasih. So
called because patih called Patih Still, or Patih Oloh Still. Still in
the language Ngaju Oloh means the Malays. Village Oloh Banjarmasih from
Masi or Kampung Melayu. Banjarmasih name is then called the Dutch
Banjarmasih. Until the year 1664 letters to the kingdom of the
Netherlands to Indonesia Banjarmasin in the Kingdom is still called the
Dutch say “Bandzermash”, because it’s hard to say it. The city’s name
change as a result Banjarmasih Netherlands. At first the Dutch still
call a greeting Banjarmasih in the Netherlands “Bandzermash”. Then after
the year 1664 turned into Banjarmassingh. In the mid-19th century in
all the letters of the Netherlands to Indonesia’s name was changed to
the city of Banjarmasin. After the Japanese era name was changed back
into Bandjarmasin. Finally after apply the new spelling of Indonesia,
the city was BANJARMASIN. Banjarmasin entered the order of a
metropolitan city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bandung,
Makassar, Semarang, Balikpapan, and Palembang.
This city has an area of 1997 km ˛ or 0.019% of the total area of
South Kalimantan. The number of residents in this city is as much as 627
245 inhabitants (2008) with a population density 8.712/km ˛.
Banjarmasin is located at 3 °, 15 to 3 °, 22 south latitude and 114 °,
32 East longitude, altitude of land located at 0.16 m below sea level
and almost the entire area flooded at high tide. Alluvial soil is
clay-dominated structure of soil types that dominate the city of
Banjarmasin. Whereas the basic rocks that formed in the basin area of
metamorphic rocks derived from the surface was covered by Krakal,
gravel, sand and clay that settles on the river and marsh environments.
Banjarmasin five-directed development dimension as the City
Government, Trade, Ports, Industry and Tourism. In all those efforts,
the Barito River occupies a major place. Life in the city of Banjarmasin
is an integral part of the Barito River and its tributaries children.
Located between the Barito River and dipertemuan Martapura River, the
city is very strategic for trade.
In the Dutch period, Banjarmasin become port of entry and exit for
all the Barito River basin and is a transit port for ships coming from
Singapore and Java, to the east coast of Borneo. From Borneo, sent out
the goods of forest products like rattan, resin, chalk baruskaret,
jelutung, Purun mat, duck eggs, fruits, rattan wickerwork, rocks and
diamonds. Incoming goods consisting of rice, salted fish, goods,
glassware, kerosene, salt, iron, etc.