Banjarmasin is a populated place in the country of Indonesia with an average elevation of 145 meter above sea level. The area is mildly densely populated with 298 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 1:23 hour by local transportation.
An estimated 2.64% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 34 per 1,000 births.
Banjarmasin can have very strong (vii) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at 6-7 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, it will be difficult to stand and noticed by people driving motor cars. Furniture and glass will be broken. The damage will be negligible in buildings of good design and construction but considerable damage may be inflicted on poorly built or badly designed structures. There is a medium occurence of periods with extreme drought. Flooding risk is medium-high.
October is warmest with an average temperature of 31.2 °C at noon. July is coldest with an average temperature of 20.8 °C at night. Banjarmasin has no distinct temperature seasons, the temperature is relatively constant during the year. The temperatures at night are cooler than during daytime. July is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation peaks around December. The time around July is driest.
Banjarmasin has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with rainfed croplands. The climate is classified as a tropical wet (no dry season), , with a tropical moist forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in acrisols, alisols, plinthosols (ac), acid soil with clay-enriched lower horizon and low saturation of bases.
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