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Walking in Pontianak (Indonesia)
Walking in Pontianak (Indonesia)
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PENAMPAKAN HANTU NYATA DI INDONESIA - POCONG KELUAR DARI KUBUR DI PONTIANAK
PENAMPAKAN HANTU NYATA DI INDONESIA - POCONG KELUAR DARI KUBUR DI PONTIANAK
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KISAH BENAR: RAJA BOMOH TANGKAP PONTIANAK MELALUI HANDPHONE
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Pontianak City Indonesia
Pontianak City Indonesia
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Real Ghost | Indonesian Malay Folklore Vampire | Pontianak KM 42 Bukit Tinggi arah ke Kuantan.
Real Ghost | Indonesian Malay Folklore Vampire | Pontianak KM 42 Bukit Tinggi arah ke Kuantan.
DATE: 2010/08/04::
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Kembara Trans Borneo Day 7 Serian - Pontianak Kalimantan Indonesia
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Real Ghost Pontianak
Real Ghost Pontianak
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PONTIANAK MUNCUL DI INDONESIA IDOL @ MR.ZAM EXTREME CHANNEL
PONTIANAK MUNCUL DI INDONESIA IDOL @ MR.ZAM EXTREME CHANNEL
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Pontianak - Indonesia Aeromodelling
Pontianak - Indonesia Aeromodelling
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Jump Seat Arrival into Pontianak, Borneo, Indonesia - Trigana Air ATR 42-320
Jump Seat Arrival into Pontianak, Borneo, Indonesia - Trigana Air ATR 42-320
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Masakan Indonesia : Pisang Goreng Pontianak
Masakan Indonesia : Pisang Goreng Pontianak
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StreetLife in Pontianak Indonesia
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EVENT COPA FUTSAL INDONESIA REGIONAL PONTIANAK
EVENT COPA FUTSAL INDONESIA REGIONAL PONTIANAK
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MADRIX professional @ Club Ibizza at Hotel Kapuas Palace, Pontianak Indonesia
MADRIX professional @ Club Ibizza at Hotel Kapuas Palace, Pontianak Indonesia
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Social Enterprise Indonesia Dayak Iban - Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat
Social Enterprise Indonesia Dayak Iban - Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat
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Independance Day, Pontianak, Indonesia
Independance Day, Pontianak, Indonesia
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Penampakan di Pontianak Bukit Tinggi  real  mp4
Penampakan di Pontianak Bukit Tinggi real mp4
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Ari Kriting Stand Up Comedy @HUT SMA 3 Pontianak 2014 - SUMPAH NGAKAK!!!!
Ari Kriting Stand Up Comedy @HUT SMA 3 Pontianak 2014 - SUMPAH NGAKAK!!!!
DATE: 2014/06/09::
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#Indonesia Kaya Rasa - warung makan ayong999 di kota Pontianak harga murah rasa selangit
#Indonesia Kaya Rasa - warung makan ayong999 di kota Pontianak harga murah rasa selangit
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Cap Go Meh 5 March 2015 Pontianak, Indonesia
Cap Go Meh 5 March 2015 Pontianak, Indonesia
DATE: 2015/03/05::
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Earth Hour 2012 From Equator City Pontianak Indonesia
Earth Hour 2012 From Equator City Pontianak Indonesia
DATE: 2012/05/03::
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harlem shake sma pontianak indonesia
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Hotel Santika Pontianak, Pontianak, Indonesia
Hotel Santika Pontianak, Pontianak, Indonesia
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Standup Comedy Pontianak Indonesia Open Mic @hendrisayuti @standupptk
Standup Comedy Pontianak Indonesia Open Mic @hendrisayuti @standupptk
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Bandar Pontianak,Kalimantan Barat,Indonesia
Bandar Pontianak,Kalimantan Barat,Indonesia
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Garuda Indonesia flight from Pontianak to Jakarta. (1/3)
Garuda Indonesia flight from Pontianak to Jakarta. (1/3)
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Gardenia Resort and Spa in Pontianak, Indonesia
Gardenia Resort and Spa in Pontianak, Indonesia
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Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2004
Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2004
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Presentasi AgenDistributor Melilea Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
Presentasi AgenDistributor Melilea Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
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Indonesia:  Pontianak (Borneo) 1948 struggle against Japanese
Indonesia: Pontianak (Borneo) 1948 struggle against Japanese
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sukarame - brave (Live in Pontianak, Indonesia)
sukarame - brave (Live in Pontianak, Indonesia)
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Supadio - Pontianak Indonesia
Supadio - Pontianak Indonesia
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Landing at Supadio airport(Pontianak Indonesia)
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Aloevera Farmers in Pontianak - Indonesia
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Pontianak Menjerit
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Rasa Indonesia - Episode 7 Pontianak
Rasa Indonesia - Episode 7 Pontianak
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sukarame - quiet land (live in Pontianak, Indonesia)
sukarame - quiet land (live in Pontianak, Indonesia)
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Ayam mengamuk (Pontianak, Indonesia)
Ayam mengamuk (Pontianak, Indonesia)
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Orchardz Hotel Gajah Mada, Pontianak, Indonesia
Orchardz Hotel Gajah Mada, Pontianak, Indonesia
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Residents Pontianak, Indonesia orangutans burn to death ..! while an orangutan is an ape-protected .
Residents Pontianak, Indonesia orangutans burn to death ..! while an orangutan is an ape-protected .
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Chinese New Year in Pontianak, Indonesia
Chinese New Year in Pontianak, Indonesia
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AGUN BMX & EMPEROR DH TEAM PONTIANAK INDONESIA TRIP 2014
AGUN BMX & EMPEROR DH TEAM PONTIANAK INDONESIA TRIP 2014
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Rental Mobil Pontianak Termurah ke-2 di Indonesia
Rental Mobil Pontianak Termurah ke-2 di Indonesia
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Peter Youngren presents -Pontianak Indonesia Gospel Festival - Night 1
Peter Youngren presents -Pontianak Indonesia Gospel Festival - Night 1
DATE: 2010/10/18::
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keajaiban allah !!! hujan ES di pontianak,INDONESIA
keajaiban allah !!! hujan ES di pontianak,INDONESIA
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DISCRIMINATION in my country, PONTIANAK, INDONESIA.flv
DISCRIMINATION in my country, PONTIANAK, INDONESIA.flv
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R16 Borneo Pontianak, Indonesia traditional dance
R16 Borneo Pontianak, Indonesia traditional dance
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Bird farms view from Hotel Gajamada.Pontianak.Indonesia.
Bird farms view from Hotel Gajamada.Pontianak.Indonesia.
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Mirelle with Pontianak children singing Indonesia Pusaka
Mirelle with Pontianak children singing Indonesia Pusaka
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Pertunjukan Seni Tari & Musik Kreasi Baru, Pontianak, Indonesia (Live Band)
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City of Pontianak
Kota Pontianak (Indonesian)
ڤونتيانق (Jawi Script Malay)
坤甸市 (Chinese)
City
Pontianak City Equator.jpg
Official seal of City of Pontianak
Seal
Nickname(s): Khuntien (坤甸), Equator City
Motto: Pontianak Kota Bersinar
City of Pontianak is located in Indonesia
City of Pontianak
City of Pontianak
Location of Pontianak in Indonesia
Coordinates: 0°0′N 109°20′E / 0.000°N 109.333°E / 0.000; 109.333
Country Indonesia
Province West Kalimantan
Established 23 October 1771
Government
 • Mayor Sutarmidji
Area
 • Total 107.82 km2 (41.63 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 573,751
 • Density 5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 561
Website www.pontianakkota.go.id

Pontianak (Jawi: ڤونتيانق‎, Chinese: 坤甸市; pinyin: Kūn diān shì) is the capital of the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan. It is a large trading port city on the island of Borneo. Pontianak occupies an area of 107.82 km² in the delta of the Kapuas River. It is located almost precisely on the equator, hence it is widely known as Kota Khatulistiwa (Equator City). The city center is actually less than 3 kilometres (2 mi) south.

History[edit]

The city was formerly the capital of the independent Sultanate of Pontianak and was founded in 23 October 1771 around an old trading station on the Borneo coast. It is built on swampy ground that is subjected to regular flooding by the river, requiring buildings to be constructed on piles to keep them off the ground. It has its name due to the story that the founder had seen an appearance of Pontianak ghost at the place to be built for the palace, which he fought to save the people.[clarification needed] The Japanese massacred much of the Malay and Chinese elite of Pontianak and other Sultanate on Kalimantan in the Pontianak incidents.

Education[edit]

There are colleges and universities operated by both state institutions as well as private and religious institutions. The University of Tanjung Pura, a state university, was established in Pontianak in 1963. In addition to this, there are other universities maintained by private institutions: Muhammadiyah University, University of Widya Dharma, University of Panca Bhakti, STMIK (Sekolah tinggi Manajemen Informatika dan Komputer), State Islamic college (STAIN), POLNEP (Politeknik Negeri Pontianak), AKBID St Benedicta, etc.

Demographics[edit]

Pontianak street view

The 2010 census enumerated Pontianak's population at 554,764; the latest official estimate (at January 2014) is 573,751.[1] Pontianak is a diverse and multicultural city. Its population mainly are Chinese, most Chinese are of either Teochew or Hakka extraction. Chinese people in Pontianak can trace their origins to the Chaoshan region in the Guangdong province of Southern China. Following two native inhabitants (Malay and Dayak) as other majorities. The minorities of the city are other Indonesian ethnic groups who have migrated from other areas of the country,. These groups include the Javanese, Bugis, Batak, Minang, Madurese, Sundanese, Balinese, Ambonese and Papuan.


Language[edit]

Citizens of Pontianak generally speak the national lingua franca of Bahasa Indonesia and have a distinct Pontianak Malay accent, which is somewhat similar to that used in Sarawak, Malaysia (as it is of a close proximity). The Teochew dialect of Min Nan is the lingua franca used amongst the Chinese population in Pontianak. This dialect is closely related to the Teochew language used by the Chinese in neighboring Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia.

Kapuas Bridge

Transportation[edit]

The most popular form of transport are motorcycles. Public transport includes minivans (local: opelet) and human-powered becaks (three-wheel pedicabs). There are some city buses serving certain routes only. Inter city buses take passengers to other nearby cities (2, 3, to 10 or more hours of travel), even to Kuching, a city in Malaysia. Road transportation to Malaysia and Brunei is possible via the Trans-Kalimantan Highway (Jalan Lintas Kalimantan) to Tebedu in Sarawak.

Transportation to other parts of Indonesia is mainly via Supadio Airport. There are more than 10 flights every day connecting Pontianak and Jakarta. There are also flights from and to Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Batam, Kuching, and Singapore. Sea transports connect Pontianak to Jakarta, Semarang, Cirebon, and some other cities, including regional cities such as Ketapang in southern part of West Kalimantan.

Climate[edit]

Pontianak features a tropical rainforest climate under the Köppen climate classification(Af). The city sees a copious amount of rain throughout the year, averaging 3,210 mm (126 in) of precipitation annually. Only in the month of August does the average monthly precipitation fall below 200 mm (7⅞ inches). Temperatures are consistent throughout the course of the year, with average high temperatures of 30 °C (86 °F) and average low temperatures of 23 °C (73 °F).

Climate data for Pontianak
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
32.7
(90.9)
32.9
(91.2)
33.2
(91.8)
33.0
(91.4)
33.2
(91.8)
32.9
(91.2)
33.4
(92.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.6
(90.7)
32.2
(90)
32.0
(89.6)
32.7
(90.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
27.7
(81.9)
28.0
(82.4)
28.2
(82.8)
28.2
(82.8)
28.2
(82.8)
27.7
(81.9)
27.9
(82.2)
27.6
(81.7)
27.7
(81.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81)
27.7
(81.9)
Average low °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
23.0
(73.4)
23.2
(73.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.1
(73.6)
22.5
(72.5)
22.3
(72.1)
22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73)
22.6
(72.7)
22.4
(72.3)
22.7
(72.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 260
(10.24)
215
(8.46)
254
(10)
292
(11.5)
256
(10.08)
212
(8.35)
201
(7.91)
180
(7.09)
295
(11.61)
329
(12.95)
400
(15.75)
302
(11.89)
3,196
(125.83)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 15 13 21 22 20 18 16 25 14 27 25 22 238
Source: World Meteorological Organization (UN)[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Pontianak City comprises six administrative districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[3]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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