Kapuas kä´po͞oäs [key], river, c.710 mi (1,140 km) long, rising in the mountains of central Borneo and flowing SW through W Kalimantan, Indonesia, to the South China Sea near Pontianak. Its valley is intensively cultivated rice is the chief crop. The river is navigable for c.560 mi (900 km).

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