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Full nameKuching
Official nameCity of Kuching
Settlement typeCity
DivisionKuching Division
DistrictKuching District
First settledCirca AD 600s (7th century)
Incorporation (Municipality)November 1906
Incorporation (City)1 August 1988
TypeKuching South : Mayor council government Kuching North : Council manager government
Mayor (Kuching South)James Chan Khay Syn
Commissioner (Kuching North)Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai
Total Area166.4 sq mi (431.01 km2)
Elevation88.6 ft (27 m)
Highest Elevation2658.1 ft (810.2 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Total Population617887
Density (pop.)1208.2/km2 (3129.2/sq mi)
Pop. Estimate984549( 2010)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC+8)
- Summer (DST)Not observed (UTC+8)
Postal code93xxx
International dialling code prefix+6082 (landline only)
Vehicle registration plate prefixQQ, QA and QK (for all vehicles except taxis)
HQ (for taxis only)

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Kuching (c-eniconˈkuːtʃɪŋ ; Chinese: 古晋)), officially the City of Kuching, and formerly the City of Sarawak, is the capital and most populous city of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is the largest city on the island of Borneo, and the fourth largest city in Malaysia.

Kuching is one of the two subsets of the Kuching Proper subdistrict, the other subset being part of the Padawan municipality. Kuching Proper is one of the three subdistricts in the Kuching District, which is one of the three districts in the Kuching Division.

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