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Tourist and travel guide of Tarakan

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In Tarakan you can visit places like WWII Memorials, Mangrove Forest or Tarakan
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Tarakan is an island off the coast of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is a marshy island located in the eastern part of the Celebes Sea, near the northeast coast of Borneo. The island has an area of 188.3 square kilometers. Dutch explorers observed oil seeps in 1863. Oil extraction began in 1906.1 The Tarakan well produced light crude oil with high sulfur content and with an unusually high yield point. By 1940 the island had a refinery with four loading docks for oil, 2 and was one of five oil processing centers in India Orientales.3 The oil wells of Sakhalin and Formosa supplied only ten percent of the oil necessary to sustain the industry japonesa.4 reserves of crude oil refineries in California Japanese would be over in less than two years at the rate of consumption of the time when the United States stopped exporting to Japan on July 26, 1941. Japan HOME hostilities against the United States and the United Kingdom four months later in preparation for making alternative sources of oil in the East Indies. Japan declared war on the Dutch East Indies on 10 January 1942, Japanese troops landed on Tarakan next day. The Netherlands had declared war on Japan a month earlier, and sabotaged the well and the refinery before rendirse.5
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