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Sukadana (Chinese: 苏卡达纳) is the capital city of North Kayong Regency (Kabupaten Kayong Utara), on the island of Borneo. North Kayong regency is one of the regencies of West Kalimantan province in Indonesia. The nearest airport is Rahadi Osman-Ketapang Ketapang Airport.

Sukadana
City
Dragon dance liong at Sukadana
Dragon dance liong at Sukadana
Coordinates: 1°15′0″S 109°57′0″E / 1.25000°S 109.95000°E / -1.25000; 109.95000Coordinates: 1°15′0″S 109°57′0″E / 1.25000°S 109.95000°E / -1.25000; 109.95000
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Kalimantan
RegencyNorth Kayong Regency

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HistoryEdit

Sukadana used to be a capital city of a Malay kingdom. It was referred to by Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century European writers as Succadano or Succadana, noted for its port, and described as being "in the land of Candavangan" (i.e. Kendawangan).[1] Succadano was also, confusingly, the name given to the Banjarmasin river, which flows south to meet the sea at Banjarmasin in southeastern Borneo, on the other side of the island.

EconomyEdit

The main industries consists in the production of palm oil, rubber, and wood.

EducationEdit

The current political leadership has made commitments to provide free education and health care to all residents and primary and secondary school fees that are paid elsewhere in Indonesia have been waived. There are no institutes of higher education.

HealthEdit

The local government provides free public healthcare through clinics throughout the province, including a "floating clinic" based on a boat to serve the islands off the west coast of the regency. The NGO Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) also operates a clinic in Sukadana, which offers community-oriented conservation initiatives, such as offering discounted care to locals who commit to curbing illegal logging in the Gunung Palung National Park[2]. The nearest hospitals are in the neighboring regency of Ketapang.

DemographicsEdit

 
Chinese lion dance at Chinese temple

TransportationEdit

The nearest airport is Rahadi Osman (Ketapang Airport). The airport has some connecting flights to Pontianak, Semarang via Pangkalan Bun, and Jakarta. Boats from Sukadana, Teluk Melano and Teluk Batang run daily to Pontianak.

PlacesEdit

 
Pulau Datok beach

HotelsEdit

The largest hotel is the Makhota Kayong in Sukadana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://books.google.com.au/books?id=qEpV3CiKXYIC&pg=PA149&dq=candavangan&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHnNuzr7nSAhWJs1QKHWZlCzwQ6AEIOTAE#v=onepage&q=succadana&f=false
  2. ^ "Health Care – Health In Harmony". Health In Harmony. Retrieved 2018-03-20.