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Ipoh(ē`pō), city (1991 pop. 468,765), capital of Perak state, Malaysia, central Malay Peninsula, in the Kinta River valley. A modern commercial town, it is a major tin-mining center. Nearby are rubber plantations and limestone quarries. The mine laborers and the population are mainly Chinese. The city has noted Chinese rock temples.
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a city in Malaysia, capital of Perak state. Population, 125,800 (1957). A transportation junction, Ipoh is the center of a major tin mining region.
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a city in Malaysia, capital of Perak state: tin-mining centre. Pop.: 643 000 (2005 est.)
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