Penang Facts

My Island Penang Facts has just a few practical information that you may find useful before visiting us.
Penang Flag

State Flag

The Penang facts about the flag consists of three vertical stripes of equal width of light blue, white and yellow; the white stripe in the centre has an areca nut palm (betel nut) on a mount. The light blue signifies the sea which surrounds the island of Penang. The white represents the State itself. The yellow signifies prosperity.

The betel nut tree (pokok pinang) is the name of the tree from which the island takes its name. The betel nut tree gave the island its name. The Malay word Pinang stands for Penang.

State Emblem

The Penang facts about the flag consists of three vertical stripes of equal width of light blue, white and yellow; the white stripe in the centre has an areca nut palm (betel nut) on a mount. The light blue signifies the sea which surrounds the island of Penang. The white represents the State itself. The yellow signifies prosperity.

The betel nut tree (pokok pinang) is the name of the tree from which the island takes its name. The betel nut tree gave the island its name. The Malay word Pinang stands for Penang.

Economy

The economy of Penang is multifaceted, diverse, vibrant, thriving and growing. Not depending on any one sector for its growth, Penang's economy continues to thrive even during economic slowdowns.

This can be attributed in part to the excellent infrastructure and transportation facilities.

With an international airport, an excellent port for ships, access to the North-South highway and the railroad, Penang is an ideal location for the manufacturing sector as demonstrated by the presence of several international companies.

Locations

Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam.

Geographic coordinates

  • 2 30 N , 112 30 E

Area

  • Total: 329,750 sq km
  • Land: 328,550 sq km
  • Water: 1,200 sq km

Land Boundaries

  • Total: 2,669 km
  • Border countries: Brunei 381 km, Indonesia 1,782 km, Thailand 506 km

Coastline

  • 4,675 km
  • Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km
  • East Malaysia 2,607 km

Maritime Claims

  • Territorial sea: 12 nm

Exclusive Economic Zone 200nm

  • Continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of eploitation; specified boundary in the South China Sea

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