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District and Town
Nabawan town.
Nabawan town.
Official seal of Nabawan
Location of Nabawan
Nabawan is located in Borneo Topography
Coordinates: 5°05′0″N 116°27′0″E / 5.08333°N 116.45000°E / 5.08333; 116.45000
Country  Malaysia
State  Sabah
Division Interior
Population (2010)
 • Total 31,807

Nabawan is a town located in Interior Division of Sabah, east Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Its population was estimated to be around 31,807 in 2010,[1] and is almost entirely ethnic Murut and a minority ethnic such as Lun Bawang/Lun Dayeh. Nabawan covers an area of 6089km². Situated in the southern part of Sabah, it is bordered by Tawau and Kinabatangan district to the east, Keningau and Tenom district to the west and Kalimantan, Indonesia to the south.


  1. ^ "Total population by ethnic group, administrative district and state, Malaysia, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 February 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 5°05′N 116°27′E / 5.083°N 116.450°E / 5.083; 116.450