Mount Kinabalu

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Mount Kinabalu
Gunung Kinabalu'
MtKinabalu view from kundasan.jpg
Mount Kinabalu
Highest point
Elevation4,096 m (13,438 ft)
Prominence4,096 m (13,438 ft) 
Ranked 20th
Isolation2,538 kilometres (1,577 mi)
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
Spesial (Ribu)
Coordinates6°5′N 116°33′E / 6.083°N 116.550°E / 6.083; 116.550Coordinates: 6°5′N 116°33′E / 6.083°N 116.550°E / 6.083; 116.550
Geography
LocationSabah, Borneo,
Malaysia
Parent rangeCrocker Range
Climbing
First ascentMarch 1851
Hugh Low (summit plateau)
1888
John Whitehead (highest peak)
Easiest routeHiking

Mount Kinabalu is a high mountain on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. This is in Malaysia.

The mountain is protected as a park, named Kinabalu Park. The park was awarded the country's first World Heritage Site. Because of over 5,000 plant species, it is also one of the world’s most important biological sites.[1]

At its peak, the indigenous Kadazan people make their homes there. The mountain's name comes from the name "Akinabalu" (meaning Revered Place of the Dead).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Introduction: About Mount Kinabalu". Mount Kinabalu Climb Booking Centre. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  2. "Mount Kinabalu". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
A mountain squirrel, Sundasciurus tenuis, from Mount Kinabalu

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