related topics
{island, water, area}
{government, party, election}
{country, population, people}
{city, large, area}
{land, century, early}
{area, part, region}
{water, park, boat}
{build, building, house}
{area, community, home}
{son, year, death}
{food, make, wine}
{company, market, business}
{specie, animal, plant}
{war, force, army}
{line, north, south}
{town, population, incorporate}

Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia, after Sarawak and Sabah, occupying the huge Pahang River river basin. It is bordered to the north by Kelantan, to the west by Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, to the south by Johor and to the east by Terengganu and the South China Sea.

Its state capital is Kuantan, and the royal seat is at Pekan. Other important towns include Jerantut, Kuala Lipis, Temerloh and the hill resorts of Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi and Fraser's Hill.

The Arabic honorific of Pahang is Darul Makmur ("Abode of Tranquility").

The ethnic composition is roughly 1,000,000 Malay and Bumiputra, 233,000 Chinese, 68,500 Indians, 13,700 others, and 68,000 non-citizens.



The physical geography can be broken into roughly three sections: the highlands, the rainforest, and the coastal areas.


Peninsular Malaysia straddles a rich quartz vein that is associated with the mountain range in the center. Rainforest covers much of the highlands, but it tends to be thinner, with more deciduous trees. Ferns are also extremely common, thanks mainly to the high humidity and fog that permeates the area.

The Cameron Highlands area in the west is home to extensive tea plantations. The area is the highest on the mainland, and the climate is temperate enough to have distinct temperature variations year round. The area is also known as a major supplier of legumes and vegetables to both Malaysia and Singapore.

Full article ▸

related documents
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Krasnoyarsk Krai
Hayling Island
Kerguelen Islands
Lower Mainland
Great Sandy Desert
Geography of Switzerland
Geography of North Korea
Altai Mountains
Geography of Turkmenistan
Geography of Mozambique
Geography of the Solomon Islands
Sea of Okhotsk
Strait of Gibraltar
Coastal erosion
Lake Vostok
Barents Sea
Geography of the Netherlands
Wollemi National Park
Rathlin Island
Geography of Fiji
Geography of Nigeria
Natural arch
Ellesmere Island
Geography of Benin