Kangar

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Kangar, Perlis
State Capital
Kangar capital of perlis.jpg
Kangar, Perlis is located in Malaysia
Kangar, Perlis
Kangar, Perlis
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)
Website mpkangar.gov.my

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.

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

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