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Kalimantan

Kalimantan Region of Indonesia, forming the s part of the island of Borneo. In the 16th century, Muslim states were created. In the 17th century, the Dutch gradually established colonial rule over what became part of the Netherlands East Indies. Kalimantan came under Indonesian control in 1950. Products: rice, copra, pepper, oil, coal, industrial diamonds, timber. Area: 539,460sq km (208,232sq mi). Pop. (2000) 11,014,372.

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Kalimantan

Kalimantan: see Borneo.

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