Johor

The State of Johor is located in the southernmost part of West Malaysia (1° 29′ 14″ N, 103° 46′ 52″ E).The name 'Johor' originates from the Arabic word jauhar which means 'precious jewel'. Johor is the fifth largest state with the third highest population in the country. It is at the tip of Peninsular Malaysia and is separated from Singapore by the Straits of Tebrau. Johor and Singapore are connected by two links – the Causeway and the Second Link.

Johor is one of the advanced states in Malaysia. Its economic development is based on a mixed of agriculture, manufacturing, commerce and tourism. Johor is nation's main producer of rubber, pineapple and palm oil.The Iskandar, Johor (also known as Iskandar Development Region and South Johor Economic Region), launched on 4th November 2006,  encompassing Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru Tengah, Kulaijaya, Pasir Gudang and Nusajaya is a major development zone in Johor.

It is named after the present sultan, Iskandar Al-haj. At 2215 km², it is two-and-a-half times bigger than Singapore and 48 times the size of Putrajaya. It is intended to draw investment and business to Johor and will be among the biggest development projects in Malaysia. As part of the project, the state administrative capital will be moved to Nusajaya.

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Total Land Area:
19,210 km2
Districts:
Johor Bahru, Batu pahat, Muar, Kluang, Segamat, Kulaijaya, Kota Tinggi, Pontian, Mersing, Ledang
Population:
3,348,283
Demographics:
58.2% Malay, 29.6% Buddhsim, 6.6% Indian, 3.3% Cristianity, 1.3% Chinese, and 2.1% of other ethnicities.
State Mosque:
Masjid Negeri Sultan Abu Bakar

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