Samarinda is the capital of the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. The city lies on the banks of the Mahakam River. As well as being the capital, Samarinda is also the most populous city in East Kalimantan with a population of 726.223. Although it has status as the capital of East Kalimantan Province, some government institutions are located in Balikpapan such as Police, Indonesian Army District VI of Tanjung Pura, and Pelabuhan Indonesia. Samarinda is known for its traditional food amplang, as well as the cloth sarung samarinda. The city also has a bridge connecting its river banks, Mahakam Bridge. The city center is on one side and the other side is named Samarinda Seberang.
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