Kota Belud is a town located in West Coast Division, in the center of Sabah, east Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Its population was estimated to be around 91,272 in 2010, almost evenly divided between ethnic Dusun and Bajau Sama with a sizeable proportion of Chinese ethnicity. It is along the main road connecting Kota Kinabalu and Kudat.
Kota Belud is noted for its huge tamu, or open air market, which is held every Sunday. The Harvest Festival known as Pesta Kaamatan, and "Tamu Besar" is an annual event in Kota Belud.
A paddy field in Kota Belud.
- ^ "Total population by ethnic group, administrative district and state, Malaysia, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2014.