Johor Bahru

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Johor Bahru
Bandaraya Johor Bahru
Clockwise from top left: Night view of Johor Bahru, Sultan Ibrahim Building, Tebrau Highway & Johor–Singapore Causeway
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(s): 
Berkhidmat, Berbudaya, Berwawasan
(English: "Servicing, Cultured, Visionary")
Johor Bahru is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru
Location of Johor Bahru in Peninsular Malaysia
Coordinates: 1°29′00″N 103°44′00″E / 1.48333°N 103.73333°E / 1.48333; 103.73333Coordinates: 1°29′00″N 103°44′00″E / 1.48333°N 103.73333°E / 1.48333; 103.73333
Country Malaysia
StateFlag of Johor Johor
Administrative Areas
Establishment10 March 1855
(as Tanjung Puteri)
Granted city status1 January 1994
Founded byTemenggong Daeng Ibrahim
Government
 • MayorAmran bin A. Rahman
 • CouncilJohor Bahru City Council
 • Council Members
Area
 • Total185 km2 (71 sq mi)
Elevation
36.88 m (121.00 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,334,188[1]
 • Density7,409/km2 (19,190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Websitembjb.gov.my

Johor Bahru (also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru,[nb 1] or Johore Bahru; shortly as JB) is the capital city of Johor, Malaysia. 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" (PDF). Department of Statistics Malaysia. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  2. "Hotels in Johore Bahru". Asia Rooms.com. Retrieved 2006-06-24.
  3. "Shopping haven in Iskandar Malaysia". The Star. 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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