in North Kalimantan, Indonesia

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
3.313 and 117.592 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 3° 18' 47" and E 117° 35' 29"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupiah - IDR
Spoken languages:
Indonesian, English, Dutch, Javanese
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 03:26 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Asia/Makassar
UTC/GMT offset: 7 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:01 am and 5:58 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-3.370 and -62.591 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Boca do Caju
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Current travel safety evaluation for Indonesia in South-Eastern Asia

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Indonesia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Indonesia. Last Update: 2022-12-03 08:23:14

Delve into Tarakan

Tarakan in North Kalimantan with it's 97,478 habitants is located in Indonesia about 991 mi (or 1,596 km) north-east of Jakarta, the country's capital town.

Current time in Tarakan is now 03:26 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Asia / Makassar with an UTC offset of 8 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Tarakan. The closest airport in Indonesia is Juwata Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Sekatak Bengara, Salinbatu, Kerangagung, Tanjung Selor and Tanjung Palas. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Chance of rainfall 2%
Air Humidity 74%
Air Pressure 1010 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Monday, 5th of December 2022

28°C (82 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 6th of December 2022

27°C (80 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 7th of December 2022

27°C (81 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Swiss-Belhotel Tarakan

0,6 mi
Jl. Mulawarman No. 15, Tarakan
77111 Tarakan

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Polwan beraksi, pendemo pun tenang Kota Tarakan Kaltara

Published: March 17, 2015
Length: 53:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Zaky Rahman


Published: March 27, 2015
Length: 43:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ali imron

This is Tarakan Speed Boat , we can go to the others island in Indonesia.

FDJ Tyaz Vanza at Seventh Skies Club Tarakan

Published: January 31, 2014
Length: 42:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: kwanxing

Naik Speed Boat dari Tarakan

Published: March 05, 2015
Length: 05:55 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ali imron

Naik speed boat dari Tarakan.

Dance SMKN 1 Tarakan (X - Jasa Boga)

Published: November 24, 2014
Length: 15:46 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Muhammad Jeffry X Jasa Boga

Dance Komedy.


Published: March 29, 2015
Length: 21:59 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ali imron

Lion Air landing in the Juwata International Airport , Tarakan Nort Kalimantan.

Udin Cool in Tarakan city Boat

Published: June 18, 2014
Length: 43:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ephen Ibra

udin cool binaraga.

Penampakan Marcodal 19 Mei 2014 (Tarakan-Kaltim)

Published: May 22, 2014
Length: 07:42 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ompeh Opot

Direkam nyata melalui cctv Pada malam Tgl 19 Mei 2014 Jam 22.15 tidak direkayasa penampakan (ASLI) (Opot-Ompeh 2014)

Juwata International Airport, Tarakan North Kalimantan Indonesia

Published: March 29, 2015
Length: 38:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ali imron

Outbond 2013 SMPN 5 TARAKAN

Published: March 24, 2014
Length: 04:21 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sukris tiyono

Melatih kepemimpinan,kejujuran, ketrampilan, dan berjiwa sosial.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Tarakan Island

Tarakan is an island off the coast of North Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is a marshy island situated in the eastern Celebes Sea, off the northeastern coast of Borneo. The island occupies an area of 117 square miles .

Located at 3.35, 117.567 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Celebes Sea

Battle of Tarakan (1945)

The Battle of Tarakan was the first stage in the Borneo campaign of 1945. It began with an amphibious landing by Australian forces on 1 May, code-named Operation Oboe One. While the battle ended with success for the Allied forces over the Japanese defenders, this victory is generally regarded as having not justified its costs.

Located at 3.35, 117.567 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Conflicts in 1945, South West Pacific theatre of World War II, Battles and operations of World War II, Battles of World War II involving Australia, Japanese Occupation of Indonesia

Battle of Tarakan (1942)

The Battle of Tarakan took place on January 11–12, 1942, beginning a day after Japan declared war on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Although Tarakan was only a small marshy island off northeastern Borneo in the Netherlands East Indies, the island's 700 oil wells, oil refinery, and airfield made it a crucial objectives for the Empire of Japan in the Pacific War.

Located at 3.35, 117.567 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Conflicts in 1942, Battles and operations of World War II, Battles and operations of World War II involving the Netherlands, Battles of World War II involving Japan, Japanese Occupation of Indonesia, South West Pacific theatre of World War II, 1942 in Japan

2006 Southeast Asian haze

The 2006 Southeast Asian haze event was caused by continued uncontrolled burning from "slash and burn" cultivation in Indonesia, and affected several countries in the Southeast Asian region and beyond, such as Malaysia, Singapore, southern Thailand, and as far as Saipan; the effects of the haze may have spread to South Korea. Local sources of pollution partly contributed to the increased toxicity, particularly in high-pollution areas such as ports, oil refineries, and dense urban areas.

Located at 3.35468, 117.597 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Air pollution by region, Air pollution in Malaysia, Disasters in Malaysia, Environmental disasters, Environment of Singapore, Environment of Thailand, Environment of Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Health in Singapore, Health in Malaysia, Health in Thailand, Health in Indonesia, 2006 in Indonesia, 2006 in Southeast Asia, 2006 disasters, 2006 in the environment

Juwata International Airport

Juwata International Airport is an airport in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Tarakan which is off the coast of Borneo. The airport was the main Allied objective during the Battle of Tarakan (1945). Juwata Airport is a destination point of the ASEAN Single Aviation Market under Protocol I and II. During 2010 Tarakan riot, negotiation between communities to end the conflict was held here.

Located at 3.32667, 117.566 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Kalimantan, East Kalimantan

Tarakan, North Kalimantan

Tarakan, located on Tarakan Island is one of the major cities in northern Borneo, just across the border from Sabah, Malaysia. Once a major oil producing region during colonial period, Tarakan had great strategic importance during the Pacific War and was among the first Japanese targets early in the war.

Located at 3.3, 117.633 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Cities in Indonesia

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Tarakan.

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Tarakan.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Tarakan, تاراكان, تاراکان, TRK, Kota Tarakan, Kutha Tarakan, Таракан, تاراکان، شمالی کالیمانتان, 塔拉卡恩