As East Kalimantan’s second-largest municipality, the bustling city of Balikpapan has two important harbors, a tropical climate with an average temperature hovering around 27° Celsius (80 Fahrenheit), and very little variation in rainfall (an average of 20 cm or 8 inches per month). The area around Balikpapan itself is very hilly and the surroundings have both mineral and oil reserves. As a result, several international companies trying to exploit the resources have established headquarters here. View more
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