Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Banjarmassin, a district and its capital town in the S.E. of Borneo, since 1860 under Dutch protection. The former has a length of 350 miles, and a breadth of 270, being in the main flat, though traversed by a lofty ridge. It is watered by the Banjar and the Nagara, and produces cotton, rice, pepper, besides gold, iron, coal, and diamonds. The town is on the Banjar about 15 miles from its mouth, and on account of floods is built on piles or rafts. Chinese form a large proportion of the population.