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Balikpapan Bay

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Balikpapan Bay
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Gezicht over de Baai van Balikpapan met olietanks en steigers van de Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij (BPM) TMnr 60018717.jpg
Balikpapan Bay ca.1910
Balikpapan Bay is located in Borneo
Balikpapan Bay
Balikpapan Bay
LocationSouth Asia
Coordinates1°15′00″S 116°48′00″E / 1.25000°S 116.80000°E / -1.25000; 116.80000
Native nameIndonesian: Teluk Balikpapan
Basin countriesIndonesia
ReferencesTeluk Balikpapan: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA

Balikpapan Bay (Indonesian: Teluk Balikpapan), is a bay in Indonesia, near Borneo island close to the city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Indonesian company Pertamina has its largest oil refinery on the eastern side of the bay.

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Balikpapan Bay is located on the western side of Makassar Strait, in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean. The bay borders several areas.

  • North: Penajam Paser Utara Regency
  • East: Balikpapan city
  • South: Makassar Strait
  • West: Penajam city and Penajam Paser Utara Regency.

Balikpapan bay is the mouth of several rivers such as Wain River before merging into Makassar strait.

Ports and harbors

Several public ports were located in Balikpapan Bay, such as:

  • Semayang Harbor, the largest passenger and cargo for Balikpapan city.
  • Kampung Baru Harbor, a harbour serving ferry boat passenger to Sulawesi
  • Kariangau Harbor, a ferry harbor to Penajam city.
  • Penajam Harbor, a ferry harbor to Balikpapan city.

Private ports were also located in this area, such as:

  • Pertamina, on the eastern part.
  • Chevron, on the western part.
  • Several coal mining company has its own private port on western and northern part.

External links

Media related to Bay of Balikpapan at Wikimedia Commons

This page was last edited on 25 January 2020, at 22:08
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