Pitas, Malaysia

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District and Town
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Location of Pitas
Pitas is located in Borneo Topography
Coordinates: 6°43′0″N 117°04′0″E / 6.71667°N 117.06667°E / 6.71667; 117.06667
Country  Malaysia
State  Sabah
Division Kudat
Population (2010)
 • Total 37,808
Website www.sabah.gov.my/pitas

Pitas is a town and district in the Kudat Division of the Malaysian state of Sabah. In 2010, its population was estimated at 37,808.[1] The local populace is made up predominantly of ethnic Rungus and Orang Sungai (including Tambanuo) people, with a small number of Chinese Malaysians and other ethnic minorities.

Due to its geographical isolation and the general unsuitability of the land for agriculture, Pitas has one of the highest rates of poverty in Sabah.


  1. ^ "Total population by ethnic group, administrative district and state, Malaysia, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 6°43′N 117°04′E / 6.717°N 117.067°E / 6.717; 117.067