Kelantan


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Kelantan

(kəlăn`tən, kəlän'tän`), state (1991 pop. 1,207,684), 5,780 sq mi (14,970 sq km), central Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, on the South China Sea. It is bordered on the N by Thailand. The capital is Kota BaruKota Baru
or Kota Baharu
, city (1990 est. pop. 215,000), capital of Kelantan state, Malaysia, central Malay Peninsula, on the South China Sea at the mouth of the Kelantan River. It has an important power station. It was seized by Japan (Dec.
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. It is drained by the Kelantan River (c.150 mi/240 km long), which flows into the South China Sea. Rice, the most important commercial crop, is grown on the wide coastal plains; other products are rubber and copra. Tin, gold, manganese, and iron are mined on a small scale in the hills of the interior. The people are mainly Malay, but there is a small Chinese minority. Kelantan was ruled by Sri Vijaya until the 13th cent.; it fell under the sway of Malacca (see MelakaMelaka
or Malacca
, state (1991 pop. 504,502), 640 sq mi (1,658 sq km), Malaysia, S Malay Peninsula, on the Strait of Malacca. Formerly one of the Straits Settlements, it was constituted a state of Malaya in 1957 (see Malaysia).
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) in the 15th cent. After the fall of Malacca (1511), conflict among many powers resulted eventually in the establishment by Siam of sovereignty over the area (early 19th cent.). Kelantan became a protectorate of Great Britain in 1909. Before the establishment of the Federation of Malaya (1948), Kelantan was classed as one of the Unfederated Malay States. See MalaysiaMalaysia
, independent federation (2015 est. pop. 30,723,000), 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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Kelantan

 

a state in Malaysia, in the northeastern part of the Malay Peninsula. Area, 14,900 sq km; population, 686,300 (1970). Its administrative center is the city of Kota Baharu. Rice is cultivated, and there are rubber and coconut plantations. Primary processing of agricultural products is conducted in Kelantan. There is fishing.

Kelantan

a state of NE Malaysia: under Thai control until it came under the British in 1909; produces rice and rubber. Capital: Kota Bharu. Pop.: 1 313 014 (2000). Area: 14 930 sq. km (5765 sq. miles)
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'Construction of the IKM under 8MP, was suspended after the Barisan Nasional (BN) failed to capture Kelantan.
During his reign as the Sultan of Kelantan, His Highness often visited kampungs in each district in the state to get closer to the people, especially during flood disasters, which the east coast state is prone to.
The influential Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) is in charge of the state legislature in Kelantan, in the north of the Muslim-majority country, and has previously attracted controversy for promoting tough Islamic laws.
The reason for the flooding in Kelantan is not just the extensive logging, nor is it God's wrath or climate change or political bodies.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department on Saturday warned that intermittent and occasionally heavy rains will persist in Kelantan and Terengganu.
The 38-year-old has been handed a six-month contract with Kelantan, who are currently seventh in the Super League.
The book begins with the history of Kelantan, a marginal place located on the Thailand-Malaysia border, where, for hundreds of years, traders, smugglers, thieves, officials and religious teachers have crossed each other's path.
Although Kelantan played in front of its excited fans, Erbil took the lead through Ugandan forward Sula Matovu in the 37th minute.
Now Kelantan claims to be showing the way back to the future with the (re)introduction of gold dinars and silver dirhams as an alternative to the country's fiat currency, the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).
The gold coins and silver dirhams were introduced in early August by the Islamic opposition party PAS which rules Kelantan state to coincide with the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
KUALA LUMPUR, September 04, 2010 (Balochistan Times ): Malaysians are embracing gold dinars which were introduced last month by the northern state of Kelantan to promote usage of Islamic currency as an alternative to paper money, an official said Saturday.
29 -- The Federal Government of Malaysia does not see any problem with the gold dinar and silver dirham introduced by the Kelantan government as long as it is only for keeping and not trading in the open market.