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Regions

Kuantan

Common description

Kuantan is a town located in the east of Peninsular Malaysia; the capital of Pahang. The city's population is about 608,000 people, making Kuantan ninth largest city in the country. Ethnic groups: Malays - 57%, Chinese - 32%, Indians - 4% and other nations - 7%. The city is characterized by high population growth.

Geography

Located near the mouth of the river Kuantan at its loss into the South China Sea, approximately halfway between Singapore and Kota Bahru.