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Penang is a Malaysie state locatit on the northwast coast o Peninsular Malaysie, bi the Strait o Malacca. It haes twa pairts: Penang Island, whaur the caipital ceety, George Town, is locatit, an Seberang Perai (umwhile Province Wellesley), on the Malay Peninsula. Penang is bordered bi Kedah tae the north an the east an Perak tae the sooth.

Other transcription(s)
 • Malay Pulau Pinang
 • Cheenese 槟城
 • Tamil பினாங்கு
Banner o Penang
Coat o airms o Penang
Coat o airms
Nickname(s): Pearl o the Orient
Motto(s): Bersatu dan Setia (in Malay)
Unitit an Lyal
Let Penang Lead (unoffeecial)[1]
Anthem: Untuk Negeri Kita ("For Oor State")
   Penang in    Malaysie
   Penang in    Malaysie
Coordinates: 5°24′N 100°14′E / 5.400°N 100.233°E / 5.400; 100.233Coordinates: 5°24′N 100°14′E / 5.400°N 100.233°E / 5.400; 100.233
Caipital George Town
 • Yang di-Pertua Negeri Abdul Rahman Abbas
 • Chief Meenister Lim Guan Eng (DAP)
 • Total 1,031 km2 (398 sq mi)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Tot 1,889,835
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Penangite
Human Development Index
 • HDI (2010) 0.773 (high) (3rd)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Simmer (DST) Nae observed (UTC)
Postal code 10xxx–14xxx
Calling code +604
ISO 3166 code MY-07
Vehicle registration P
Cedit bi Kedah tae the British East India Company 11 August 1786
Made a Breetish croun colony as pairt o the Straits Settlements 1 Aprile 1867
Japanese occupation 19 December 1941
Accession intae the Federation o Malaya 31 Januar 1948
Unthirldom as pairt o the Federation o Malaya 31 August 1957
^[a] 2,491 fowk per km2 on Penang Island an 1,049 fowk per km2 in Seberang Perai


  1. "Journal of the parliaments of the Commonwealth". Journal of the Parliaments of the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, General Council. 34. 1953. 
  2. "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2010". Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. 27. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. "Population by States and Ethnic Group". Department of Information, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia. 2015. Archived frae the oreeginal on 12 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2015.