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Tarakan

Tarakan, Tarakan City, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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About Tarakan

Tarakan is an island and the largest city of the Indonesian province of North Kalimantan. The island city is located in northern Borneo, just across the border from Sabah, Malaysia. Once a major oil-producing region during the colonial period, Tarakan had great strategic importance during the Pacific War and was among the first Japanese targets early in the war. It is the sole city within the newly established Indonesian province of North Kalimantan.



Attractions near Tarakan

Ambalat50.66km from Tarakan

Ambalat is a sea block in the Celebes sea located off the east coast of Borneo. It lies to the east of the Indonesian province of North Kalimantan and to the south-east of the Malaysian state of Sabah, and it is the subject of a territorial dispute between the two nations. The deep sea blocks contain an estimated 62,000,000 barrels of oil and 348 million cubic meters of natural gas. Other estimates place it substantially higher: 764,000,000 barrels of oil and 3.96 × 1010 cubic meters of gas, in

Tanjung Selor64.31km from Tarakan

Tanjung Selor is a town and the capital of North Kalimantan province in Indonesia. It is also the capital of the Bulungan Regency. The district has an area of 1,277.81 km² and a population of 39,439 at the 2010 Census. The district is served by the Tanjung Harapan Airport.

Sebatik Island94.07km from Tarakan

Sebatik Island is an island off the eastern coast of Borneo, partly within Indonesia and partly within Malaysia. It is one of the 92 officially listed outlying islands of Indonesia.  It is one of the beautiful islands which was located in the heart of the North Kalimantan.

Sipadan Island145.77km from Tarakan

Formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World.

Derawan Islands153.62km from Tarakan

The Derawan Islands are in the province of East Kalimantan in Indonesia. They consist of 31 islands, most well known among these are the islands of Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban. There are also numerous submerged reefs and islets. They are located in the Sulawesi Sea, on the coastal shelf of East Kalimantan. The islands are part of the Berau Regency.

Mabul Island155.17km from Tarakan

Mabul is a small island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah in Malaysia. Mabul is arguably one of the richest single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world.

Where is Tarakan

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North Kalimantan5 attractions

It is located on the northernmost of Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. It borders directly with our neighboring countries, are the State of Sabah and Sarawak, East Malaysia.