Kangar

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For an ancient Turkic tribe, see Kangly. For largest ancient Central Asian state, see Kangju. For the village in Iran, see Kangar, Iran.
Kangar
Kangar
Kangar
Kangar is located in Malaysia
Kangar
Kangar
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 6°26′N 100°12′E / 6.433°N 100.200°E / 6.433; 100.200
Country Malaysia
State Perlis
Population (2005)
 • Total 48,898
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)

Kangar is the state capital of Perlis, Malaysia. It has a population of 48,898 and an area of 2,619.4 ha. It is located in the northernmost point of Peninsular Malaysia and is situated by the Perlis River. The center of Kangar is Sena Province, which is referred to by few locals as 'Uptown Sena'. The town is the smallest in Malaysia and its inhabitants are mostly farmers and civil servants.

It is believed that the name Kangar was derived from a species of hawk named Kangkok or Spizaetus Limnaetu.

Kangar Map

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Downtown Kangar is a mixture of old and new shophouses, and has an elegant colonial State Secretariat Building and clocktower from the 1930s. Other major landmarks are:

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Coordinates: 6°26′N 100°12′E / 6.433°N 100.200°E / 6.433; 100.200