The establishment through Law No. 20 of 2012 dated November 16, 2012, the province of North Kalimantan is the youngest and the northernmost province in Kalimantan, which has a land area of 75,467.70 km2 and a population of 666,333. The province has one large city (Tarakan) and is divided into four districts: Nunukan, Malinau, Tana Tidung and Bulungan. The province has a population growth rate of 3.8% and population density of 8.83 persons / km2 (BPS Katara, 2017). The capital of North Kalimantan Province is located in Tanjung Selor, in Bulungan District.
North Kalimantan Province lies in a position between 114ᵒ35'22 "- 118ᵒ03'00" East Longitude and between 1ᵒ21'36 "- 4ᵒ24'55" North Latitude. Administratively, the province of North Kalimantan is bordered to the North by Malaysia (Sabah), to the east by the Sulawesi sea, to the south by East Kalimantan province, and the west by Malaysia (Sarawak).
Geographicall the province of North Borneo is strategically located along one of Indonesia's major shipping routes, linking with maritime routes to Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and other Asia Pacific countries. This strategic location gives the province opportunities to develop economically through export-import activities with other countries in the region.
Land use in North Kalimantan Province is dominated by forests, with an area of 6,440,254 ha or about 90.06% of the total area. The agricultural area is spread around 1.55% or 110,751 ha from the total area. State forest land use dominates across districts, but most are in the Malinau District. The geographical condition of the province, which is dominated by mountains and hills with a steep slope, is mostly used as a protected forest. The use of settlement land is only 19,090 Ha or 0.27% of the total area of the province, with the highest settlement land in Nunukan District.
Forests have three main functions, namely protection functions, conservation, and production functions. State forests are set by the government through Law no. 41 of 1999 on Forestry based on the three main functions as Hutan Lindung (HL), Conservation Forest (HK) which is divided into Natural Conservation Area (KSA) and Nature Conservation Area (KPA), and Production Forest which is divided into Permanent Production Forest ), Limited Production Forest (HPT), and Conversion Production Forest (HPK).
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