Crocker Range

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Map shows the area where the Crocker Range located in Borneo island.
Crocker Range seen from Ranau-Tamparuli Road.

Crocker Range (Banjaran Crocker in Malay), is a mountain range on the island of Borneo. Politically, it is within the boundary of the Malaysian state of Sabah, located in the northern half of Borneo. It is named after W.M.Crocker. The mountain range separates the east coast and west coast of Sabah. At an average height of 1800m, it is the highest mountain range in Sabah. Mount Kinabalu, which is one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia is part of this range. Part of the range, has been gazetted for protection as Crocker Range National Park since 1984. The area surrounding Mount Kinabalu has been a national park since 1964 and is the country's first World Heritage Site.

In 2014, it is recognised as one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site in Malaysia, becoming the second site after Chini Lake in the Peninsular.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabah’s Crocker Range recognised as biosphere reserve by Unesco". Bernama. The Star. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 5°45′N 116°30′E / 5.750°N 116.500°E / 5.750; 116.500