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Banjar Region

Banjar Region
Daerah Banjar
State-level autonomous region of Indonesia
Historical eraCold War
• Established
14 January 1948
• Disestablished
4 April 1950
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Indonesia
East Kalimantan

Banjar Region (Indonesian: Daerah Banjar, old spelling Bandjar) was an autonomous area formed in the southeastern part of Indonesian island of Borneo by the Netherlands in 1948 as part of an attempt to re-establish the colony of the Dutch East Indies during the Indonesian National Revolution. Banjar became a constituent part of the United States of Indonesia in 1949. The chairman of the Banjar Council was Mohammed Hanafiah. The region was dissolved on 4 April 1950 and combined with Great Dayak and the Southeast Borneo Federation to form Kalimantan Province. Today, the territory of the former region comprises around two thirds of South Kalimantan Province.