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Johor

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Johore

(jōhôr`, jə–), state (1991 pop. 2,074,297), 7,360 sq mi (19,062 sq km), at the southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, opposite Singapore. It is largely covered with rain forests and swamps. The principal rivers and communication routes are the Muar and the Johor; the capital is Johor BaruJohor Baru
or Johor Baharu
, city (1991 pop. 561,071), capital of Johor, Malaysia, S Malay Peninsula, opposite Singapore. The city is connected with Singapore by a stone causeway across the narrow Johore Strait. It is a trade center for rubber and tropical produce.
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, across the strait from Singapore. The Chinese and the Malays are the two largest groups in the population, and there is a significant Indian minority. Johor has extensive rubber plantations; other agricultural products are rice, copra, pineapples, gambier, and palm products. Tin and bauxite are mined. After the fall of Malacca (Melaka) to the Portuguese (1511), the former sultan of Malacca continued to rule over Johor and the Riau Archipelago. In the 18th cent. the Bugis, a Malay people from Sulawesi, became dominant in Johor. In 1819 a British-installed sultan granted the site of Singapore to the British East India Company and became for practical purposes an independent ruler. Thereafter relations with Great Britain were friendly; Johor remained one of the most peaceful of the Malay states. In 1885, Johor and Great Britain established formal treaty relations, and in 1914 Johor became a British protectorate. Until 1948, when it entered the Federation of Malaya, Johor was classified as one of the Unfederated Malay States (see MalaysiaMalaysia
, independent federation (2005 est. pop. 23,953,000), 128,430 sq mi (332,633 sq km), Southeast Asia. The official capital and by far the largest city is Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya is the adminstrative capital.
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). In the 1970s Johor Tenggara became the site of a major resettlement and agricultural development project.
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The Johor Open, which will be co-sanctioned by the European Tour, will offer total prize money of $2 million and will be hosted by the Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club for the second successive year.
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The airline is scheduled to begin operations from the airport on 3 December 2003, with plans for the airport to become a gateway for locals people in Johor Baru, Singaporeans and passengers from Indonesia, who want to fly to other destinations within Malaysia.
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The project will undergo development with land owner Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor Sdn Bhd and Saujana Vision.
18 ( ANI ): The Indian junior men's hockey team has left for the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 which begins on October 22 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Despite the defeat, Global remained in second, just a point behind Johor, which has seven points at the end of the first round of the group stage.
They are located at the intersection of Jalan Kota Tinggi and Senai-Desaru Expressway (at Ulu Tiram Toll) and are about 18km to the north-east of the Johor Baru city centre.
Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, the ruler of the state of Johor, was given a working replica of the car from the 1960s cartoon The Flintstones by a fellow royal from Pahang state, according to a post on the Johor sultan's official Facebook page on Monday.
MANILA, Philippines IM Oliver Dimakiling continued to hold his ground against the fancied bets, forcing top seed Grandmaster Karen Grigoryan of Armenia to a draw and staying half a point off the pace after five rounds of the fourth Johor International Chess Open in Johor, Malaysia Wednesday.
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