Kangar

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Kangar, Perlis
Skyline of Kangar, Perlis
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
StatePerlis Perlis
Foundation of Kota Sena1653
Granted municipality status1 Januari 1980
Population
 (2005)
 • Total48,898
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Websitempkangar.gov.my
Kangar Municipal Council

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 centre of Kangar is Sena Province. The town is the smallest state capital in Malaysia and its inhabitants are mostly farmers and civil servants.

The name Kangar was derived from a type of tree.

Kangar Map

Places of interest[edit]

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