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Full nameIpoh
Official nameIpoh
Other name怡保
EstablishmentAround 1880
MayorDatuk Haji Roshidi Hashim
Total Area248.268 sq mi (643 km2)
Elevation72 ft (21.9 m)
Total Population710798 (6th) (2007)
Density (pop.)1002.5/km2 (2597.20/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC+8)
- Summer (DST)Not observed (UTC)

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Ipoh (c-eniconˈiːpoʊ) is the capital city of Perak state, Malaysia. It is approximately 200 km (125 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur on the North-South Expressway.

Ipoh developed into one of Malaysia's main cities around the turn of the 19th century due to the booming tin mining industry. During the British colonial era, Ipoh was Malaysia's second city for administrative purposes. There are several notable buildings from the British Colonial era such as the railway station and the town hall. 70% of Ipoh's population is of Chinese origin.

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