Johor Bahru

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Johor Bahru
City
Bandaraya Johor Bahru
Clockwise from top left: Night view of Johor Bahru, Sultan Ibrahim Building, Tebrau Highway & Johor–Singapore Causeway
Nickname(s): JB,
Bandaraya Selatan (Southern City)
Motto: Berkhidmat, Berbudaya, Berwawasan
(English: "Servicing, Cultured, Visionary")
Johor Bahru is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Johor Bahru
Location of Johor Bahru in Peninsular Malaysia
Johor Bahru is located in Malaysia
Johor Bahru
Location of Johor Bahru in Malaysia
Coordinates: 1°29′00″N 103°44′00″E / 1.4833333°N 103.7333333°E / 1.4833333; 103.7333333Coordinates: 1°29′00″N 103°44′00″E / 1.4833333°N 103.7333333°E / 1.4833333; 103.7333333
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Johor Johor
Administrative Areas
Establishment 10 March 1855
(as Tanjung Puteri)
Granted city status 1 January 1994
Founded by Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim
Government
 • Mayor Haji Ismail bin Karim
 • Council Johor Bahru City Council
 • Council Members
Area
 • Total 185 km2 (71 sq mi)
Elevation 36.88 m (121.00 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,334,188[1]
 • Density 7,409/km2 (19,190/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)

Johor Bahru (also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru,[nb 1] or Johore Bahru; shortly as JB) is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia. It is next to Singapore, on the northern side of the causeway. Johor Bahru is the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland.[2] Pasir Pelangi, the royal village, is located in Johor Bahru.

The city in itself has a population of 1,334,188[1] as of 2010. The metropolitan area of Johor Bahru, also known as Iskandar Malaysia, has a population of 1,730,000.[3]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Baru means "new" and Johor means "Jewel" in Malay.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population in the State of Johor". Department of Statistics Malaysia. http://www.statistics.gov.my/portal/download_Population/files/population/05Jadual_Mukim_negeri/Mukim_Johor.pdf. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  2. "Hotels in Johore Bahru". Asia Rooms.com. http://www.asiarooms.com/malaysia/johore_bahru.html. Retrieved 2006-06-24.
  3. [http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file= /2009/2/2/business/2901045&sec=business "Shopping haven in Iskandar Malaysia"]. The Star. http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file= /2009/2/2/business/2901045&sec=business. Retrieved 2013-04-17.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Guinness, Patrick (1992). On the Margin of Capitalism: People and development in Mukim Plentong, Johor, Malaysia. South-East Asian social monographs. Singapore: Oxford University Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-19-588556-9. OCLC 231412873.
  • Lim, Patricia Pui Huen (2002). Wong Ah Fook: Immigrant, Builder and Entrepreneur. Singapore: Times Editions. ISBN 978-981-232-369-9. OCLC 52054305.
  • Oakley, Mat; Brown, Joshua Samuel (2009). Singapore: city guide. Footscray, Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-74104-664-9. OCLC 440970648.
  • Winstedt, Richard Olof; Kim, Khoo Kay (1992). A History of Johore, 1365–1941. M. B. R. A. S. Reprints (6) (Reprint ed.). Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. ISBN 978-983-99614-6-1. OCLC 255968795.

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