Kota Kinabalu


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Kota Kinabalu

(kōt`ə kĭn'əbəlo͞o`), formerly

Jesselton,

town (1991 pop. 160,122), capital of Sabah, Malaysia, in N Borneo and on a small inlet of the South China Sea. It is the chief port and the financial and industrial center of the state .and is connected by road and rail with the interior. Rubber is exported. It was founded in 1899 and in 1947 replaced SandakanSandakan
, city (1991 pop. 157,180), Sabah, Malaysia, on N Borneo, on Sandakan Harbor, an inlet of the Sulu Sea. It is the trade hub for an agricultural and lumbering region.
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 as the capital of what was then British North Borneo. The town was destroyed during World War II but has since been rebuilt and modernized. There are notable modern mosques and a Roman Catholic cathedral; several universities and colleges are in Kota Kinabalu. Mt. Kinabalu, from which the city takes its name, is nearby in the east.
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Kota Kinabalu

 

(formerly Jesselton), a city and port in Malaysia, on the northwestern coast of the island of Kalimantan. Administrative center of the state of Sabah. Population, 42,000 (1970). The city has a railroad station and an airport. It is the trade center for the surrounding region, which specializes in tropical agriculture. The city’s exports include rubber, timber, and copra. Fishing is a major occupation. Kota Kinabalu was founded in 1899 and rebuilt after World War II (1939–45).

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Kota Kinabalu

a port in Malaysia, capital of Sabah state on the South China Sea: exports timber and rubber. Pop.: 439 000 (2005 est.)
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