Kinabatangan is a district and town located in Sandakan Division, in the east of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. The district office is located in Kinabatangan town. Its population was estimated to be around 146,987 in 2010. Kinabatangan is mostly populated with members of the 'Sungai' tribe, one of the indigenous groups of Sabah. District administration is currently headed by District Officer Mr. Arisin Aripin (2011–present). Economic activities are centred on oil palm plantations, forestry. and wood-based industries.
Kinabatangan also is the large of area under Ramsar site (estuary) with 78 000 hec both combined rivers that as Kinabatangan and Segama was gazetted in 2008 as 'KInabatangan-Segama Wetlands Ramsar site'. The recognition is significant, as the wetlands comprise rarely found coastal mangrove swamps and peat jungles.
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