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Kuala Terengganu

Full nameKuala Terengganu
Official nameKuala Terengganu
Native name瓜拉登嘉楼
கோலா திராங்கானு
City status1 January 2008
MayorDato' Haji Adzlan Bin Mohd Dagang
Total Area233.59 sq mi (605 km2)
Total Population396433 (2009)
Density (pop.)590.3/km2 (1529.21/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC+8)
- Summer (DST)Not observed (UTC)

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Kuala Terengganu (Jawi: كوالا ترڠڬانو; Chinese: 瓜拉登嘉楼; colloquially abbreviated as KT) is the largest city as well as the state and royal capital of Terengganu state, Malaysia. On 1 January 2008, Kuala Terengganu was awarded city status. The city has a population of 286,317 and is also the seat of a district of the same name. Kuala Terengganu is located about 500 kilometers northeast of Kuala Lumpur on a promontory surrounded on three sides by the South China Sea. The name means the "Terengganu Harbour", referring to the broad expanse of the Terengganu River estuary which empties into the ocean at this point. Kuala Terengganu is also the name of the parliamentary constituency in which the city is situated . The inhabitants of the city speak a distinct Terengganese dialect of Malay.

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