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George Town, Penang

George Town Malaysia
Full nameGeorge Town
Official nameGeorge Town
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Leading We Serve"
Municipality established1857
Granted city status1957
Merged with neighbouring district1974
Total Area58.59 sq mi (151.7 km2)
Elevation13.1 ft (4 m)
Total Population800000 (2010)
Density (pop.)1446.7/km2 (3748/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)2000000
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC+8)
- Summer (DST)Not observed (UTC)

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George Town or Georgetown, is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain's King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The Georgetown metropolitan has a population of 1,253,748, the second largest metropolitan in Malaysia by population.

Formerly a municipality and then a city in its own right, since 1976 George Town has been part of the municipality of Penang Island, though the area formerly governed by the city council is still commonly referred to as a city, and is also known as Tanjung ("The Cape") in Malay and 乔治市 (Qiáozhì Shì) in Chinese.

The inner city of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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