April 1, 2012

Size of States in Malaysia

Someone said something yesterday that had me interested in the subject. It was about the size of our states. This is what I got.


Sarawak
Land area : 48,050 Sq Mile
Population : 2,420,009



Sabah
Land area : 28,429 Sq Mile
Population : 3,117,405



Pahang
Land area : 13,953 Sq Mile
Population : 1,443,365




Perak
Land area : 8,122 Sq Mile
Population : 2,258,428


Johor
Land area : 7,420 Sq Mile
Population : 3,348,283




Kelantan
Land area : 5,830 Sq Mile
Population : 1,459,994


Terengganu
Land area : 5,033 Sq Mile
Population : 1,015,776



Penang (Seberang Prai is not shown here)
Land area : 3,800 Sq Mile
Population : 1,520,143



Kedah
Land area : 3,700 Sq Mile
Population : 1,890,098


Selangor
Land area : 3,129 Sq Mile
Population : 5,411,324


Negeri Sembilan
Land area : 2,581 Sq Mile
Population : 997,071




Malacca
Land area : 642 Sq Mile
Population : 788,706 (2010)


Perlis
Land area : 317 Sq Mile
Population : 227,025 (2010)

Note : I have checked and rechecked the land areas to the best of my available resources. Admittedly, for example Sarawak, some claim its size is this size and some by that size. However, these differences are noarmally by 100 to 300. So I think it is safe to say we have at least very close proximity of its actual size.

Sarawak, at  48,050 Sq Mile, is the largest state in Malaysia. While Sabah takes second place. You could fit Pahang, Perak, Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang and Kedah into Sarawak. That is about 64% of the Peninsula Malaysia! Did you know that? I didn't! I never thought of looking at it that way. 

Meanwhile, Sabah at 28,429 Sq Mile, could take in the remainder four Peninsula States, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Perlis and still have extra room of 21,760 Sq Mile to wiggle. Therefore, Sabah and Sarawak combined, are bigger than the Peninsula Malaysia. However, according to TV1's display, the Peninsula Malaysia is bigger than the two Malaysian Borneo states :P 

Note the map at the background?
Now let us look into the districts in Sabah. 

Beaufort
The district of Beaufort is 670 Sq Mile in size with a population of 75,900 (2000). The district is bigger than present day Malacca and also Perlis. Malacca has 788,706 population and Perlis has 227,025!

Kinabatangan
Kinabatangan is 2,550 Sq Mile big! Population - 86,783 (2000). It is only about 31 Sq Mile smaller than Negeri Sembilan and definitely way way bigger than Malacca and Perlis combined!

Lahad Datu
At 2,562 Sq Mile big, need I say more?

Nabawan
2,351 Sq Mile

So that concludes this post. 
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