Kuala Penyu

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Kuala Penyu Town

Pekan Kuala Penyu
District Capital
Kuala Penyu town centre
Kuala Penyu town centre.
Location of Kuala Penyu Town
Coordinates: 5°34′12.72″N 115°35′38.39″E / 5.5702000°N 115.5939972°E / 5.5702000; 115.5939972Coordinates: 5°34′12.72″N 115°35′38.39″E / 5.5702000°N 115.5939972°E / 5.5702000; 115.5939972
Country Malaysia
State Sabah
DistrictKuala Penyu
 • Total659

Kuala Penyu (Malay: Pekan Kuala Penyu) is the capital of the Kuala Penyu District in the Interior Division of Sabah, Malaysia. Its population was estimated to be around 659 in 2010,[1] with ethnic Dusun Tatana sub-group forming the largest single ethnic group.


Kuala Penyu is located on the Klias Peninsula, which was once originally covered with mangrove swamp forests. Much of these mangrove swamps were destroyed by land developers that later realised that the soils were much too acidic to support palm oil.


According to general unrecorded consensus, most Kuala Penyuan are farmers with some younger generations are migrating to towns. It is widely diversified with unrecorded consensus has it that majority are embracing or practising Christianity or Islam, while some are still sticking to animism. As a part of clarification on ethnic group in Kuala Penyu, it's fair enough to mention that every one of them specifically by percentage base on previous official record through consensus report year 2010 was stated 659 peoples, where the most races as follow; ethnic Dusun people of the Dusun Tatana and Bisaya sub-groups, Bruneian Malay, Kedayan, Bajau, Chinese, Indian and others.



  1. ^ "Population by ethnic group, Local Authority area and state, Malaysia" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2017.

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