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Langkawi

Coordinates: 6°21′N 99°48′E / 6.350°N 99.800°E / 6.350; 99.800
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Langkawi District
Daerah Langkawi
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiلڠكاوي‎
 • Chinese浮罗交怡县
 • Tamilலங்காவி
Langkawi District in Kedah
Langkawi District in Kedah
Coordinates: 6°21′N 99°48′E / 6.350°N 99.800°E / 6.350; 99.800
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
Government
 • District officerAbdul Gafar Yahya
Area
 • Total466.0 km2 (179.9 sq mi)
Population
 (July 7, 2020)
 • Total94,138
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (MST)

Langkawi is an island and district in the Malaysian state of Kedah. It was a quiet place until 1986. Then, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad turned it into a major tourist resort. He helped design many of the island's buildings. Langkawi is also one of the most important destination for tourists in Malaysia.

Population[change | change source]

From Malaysian census data,[1]

2000 2010 2020
69,681 92,784 94,138

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