Balikpapan


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Balikpapan is a seaport city in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Located on the east coast of the island of Borneo, the city is the financial center of Kalimantan. Balikpapan is the city with the largest economy in Kalimantan with an estimated 2016 GDP at Rp 73.18 trillion. The city has the third busiest airport in Kalimantan after that in Banjarmasin and Pontianak, namely Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport. Port of Semayang was the second busiest seaport in East Kalimantan, after that i…
Balikpapan is a seaport city in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Located on the east coast of the island of Borneo, the city is the financial center of Kalimantan. Balikpapan is the city with the largest economy in Kalimantan with an estimated 2016 GDP at Rp 73.18 trillion. The city has the third busiest airport in Kalimantan after that in Banjarmasin and Pontianak, namely Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport. Port of Semayang was the second busiest seaport in East Kalimantan, after that in Samarinda.With a population of 688,318 according to the 2020 census, Balikpapan is the second most populous city in East Kalimantan, after Samarinda. Balikpapan has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Indonesia.Balikpapan was originally a fishing village built by Buginese people in the 19th century. The first oil drilling began in Balikpapan on 10 February 1897, which was later set as the anniversary of the city. In 1899, the Dutch East Indies colonial administration granted a township status to Balikpapan. In 1907, Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij (BPM) made the city as its headquarters and imported skilled laborers, engineers, and managers from overseas. Subsequently, numerous multi-national companies came to Balikpapan to invest in the oil industry. This resulted in the economic boom of Balikpapan and attracted many migrants and expatriates.During World War II, the Empire of Japan occupied the city in 1942, as part of the occupation of Indonesia, and it was bombed by the Allies in first Balikpapan Battle in 1942 and second battle in 1945. The battles impacted critical infrastructure, including the oil refinery stations and seaport which were completely burned to the ground. Upon Indonesia's independence, BPM extended its activities in Balikpapan until 1965 when Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned oil company, took control over the ownership of BPM and its oil exploration activities.

Airports near Balikpapan

Closest airports to Balikpapan are Balikpapan BPN (ID) (0 km), Kotabaru KBU (ID) (264 km), Mamuju MJU (ID) (317 km), Palu PLW (ID) (335 km), Palangkaraya PKY (ID) (392 km)

Cheapest flights to Balikpapan

Padang Balikpapan
COUNTRY_ID Indonesia COUNTRY_ID Indonesia
01-12-2022 stops
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Dubai Balikpapan
COUNTRY_AE United Arab Emirates COUNTRY_ID Indonesia
22-09-2022 stops
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Phuket Balikpapan
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01-09-2022 stops
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Da Nang Balikpapan
COUNTRY_VN Vietnam COUNTRY_ID Indonesia
16-02-2023 stops
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Ho Chi Minh City Balikpapan
COUNTRY_VN Vietnam COUNTRY_ID Indonesia
16-02-2023 stops
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Siem Reap Balikpapan
COUNTRY_KH Cambodia COUNTRY_ID Indonesia
28-11-2022 stops
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Saint Petersburg Balikpapan
COUNTRY_RU Russia COUNTRY_ID Indonesia
14-04-2023 stops
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Direct flights to Balikpapan

Meteo: Balikpapan BPN

Partly cloudy
Sepinggan
Partly cloudy
29
Feels like
34°
Wind
11.2 km/h
Humidity
84%
Visibility
10.0 km
Friday
19 August
Patchy rain possible
28°
Patchy rain possible
Wind: 15.5 km/h
Saturday
20 August
Moderate rain
27°
Moderate rain
Wind: 17.6 km/h
Sunday
21 August
Heavy rain
27°
Heavy rain
Wind: 9.7 km/h
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