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Quick Facts
Capital Alor Star
Currency ringgit
Area 9,427km
Population 1,890,098
Religion muslim 77.2%,buddhism 14.2%,hinduism 6.7%,christian 0.8,taoist 0.3,others 0.7,no religion 0.1

The state is famed for its padi fields and is known as "The rice bowl" of the country.

Kedah is a state in the northern part of the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.



  • Alor Star - largest city and capital of the state
  • Sungai Petani - second largest city and industrial hub
  • Kulim - third largest city and earmarked for hi-tech industrial development
  • Yan

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Map of Kedah in Malaysia



Most people in Kedah speak in Malay-Kedahan dialect but English is widely spoken and understood by many Kedahan. Besides that, several Chinese (Mainly are Hokkien) and Indian dialects are also spoken by the minority Chinese and Indian population in Kedah.

Get in[edit]

There is no international flight serving the state, though you may find numerous domestic flights connected from KLIA (IATA: KUL). Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Airasia fly daily to and from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (Alor Setar Airport, IATA: AOR).

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See[edit][add listing]

  • Bukit Hijau Waterfall The best sight-seeing in the northern Penisular Malaysia

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Tan Kee Roast Duck - famous food at Northern Malaysia, originated from Lunas, Kedah.

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Stay safe[edit]

  • You can buy all you need, like medicine at 'Thong Choon Tong' medicine shop at Lunas Main Road, is maintained more than 3 generations.

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