Iskandar Puteri

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Iskandar Puteri
City of Iskandar Puteri
Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiإسكندر ڤوتري
 • Chinese依斯干达公主城
 • Tamilஇசுகண்டார் புத்திரி
From top, left to right:
The Dato' Jaafar Muhammad Building in Kota Iskandar, Legoland Malaysia Resort, Medini Iskandar, the Kota Iskandar Mosque, and the Sultan Ismail Building
Flag of Iskandar Puteri
Location of Iskandar Puteri in Johor
Iskandar Puteri is located in Malaysia
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Iskandar Puteri is located in Asia
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Iskandar Puteri (Asia)
Iskandar Puteri is located in Earth
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Coordinates: 01°25′20″N 103°39′00″E / 1.42222°N 103.65000°E / 1.42222; 103.65000Coordinates: 01°25′20″N 103°39′00″E / 1.42222°N 103.65000°E / 1.42222; 103.65000
Sovereign stateMalaysia Malaysia
StateJohor Johor
DistrictJohor Bahru
Established16 April 2009 (as Kota Iskandar)
City status22 November 2017[1]
 • Local AuthorityIskandar Puteri City Council
 • State GovernmentJohor State Legislative Assembly
 • Parliament of MalaysiaIskandar Puteri and Pulai
 • Total367.4 km2 (141.9 sq mi)
 • Total529,074 (6th)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Malaysian Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
Area code(s)+607

Iskandar Puteri is a city which functions as the administrative capital of the state of Johor, Malaysia (Kota Iskandar) and represents the seat of government of the state of Johor (Executive branch & Legislative branch).[3][4] Situated along the Straits of Johor at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula, it is also the southernmost city in Peninsular Malaysia (and thus the southernmost city of continental Eurasia). Together with the adjacent cities of Johor Bahru (the official state capital of Johor) and Pasir Gudang, the three adjoining cities are commonly located within the Johor Bahru District and they anchor Malaysia's third largest urban agglomeration, Iskandar Malaysia, with a population of 2.2 million (As of August 2020).[5]

History[change | change source]

At first, the city was a town called Nusajaya. In January 2016, the town was renamed to Iskandar Puteri. In November 2017, the town was upgraded to a city.

Geography[change | change source]

The city is located at the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia.

Government[change | change source]

The city is governed by Iskandar Puteri City Council. The city is the center for the state government of Johor, which is located at Kota Iskandar.

Education[change | change source]

Multimedia University

There are several universities and colleges in the city, which are University of Southampton Malaysia Campus, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, University of Reading, Multimedia University, Raffles University, Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology, Marlborough College, etc.

Tourist attractions[change | change source]

There are several tourist attractions in the city, which are Legoland Malaysia Resort, Puteri Harbour, etc.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "JB central municipal council to be upgraded to city council status - Nation - The Star Online".
  2. "【今日柔佛頭條】新山 巴西古當 管轄範圍擴大 4地方政府完成邊界劃分". China Press.
  3. "Johor's administrative capital Nusajaya to be renamed Iskandar Puteri". Straits Times (Singapore). 7 December 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Iskandar Puteri becomes Johor's second city". The Straits Times. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Kamel, Engku Ahmad (24 August 2020). "Iskandar Malaysia Updates" (PDF). Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Malaysian Dutch Business Council.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)