Malaysian state

Kedah is one of the 14 states that form Malaysia. The state is in the northwestern part of the Peninsular Malaysia. It has an area of 9,425 km2. The capital of Kedah is Alor Setar.[6]

Kedah Darul Aman
قدح دار الامن‎
Other transcription(s)
 • MalayKedah
 • Jawiقدح‎
 • Chinese吉打
 • Tamilகெடா
Flag of Kedah
Coat of arms of Kedah
Negeri Jelapang Padi
Kepada Allah Berserah[1]
كڤد الله برسره
To Allah We Surrender[1]
Anthem: Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota
   Kedah in    Malaysia
   Kedah in    Malaysia
Coordinates: 6°7′42″N 100°21′46″E / 6.12833°N 100.36278°E / 6.12833; 100.36278Coordinates: 6°7′42″N 100°21′46″E / 6.12833°N 100.36278°E / 6.12833; 100.36278
CapitalAlor Setar
Largest CitySungai Petani
Royal capitalAnak Bukit
 • TypeParliamentary constitutional monarchy
 • SultanSallehuddin
 • Menteri BesarMuhammad Sanusi Md Nor (PN-PAS)
 • Leader of the OppositionVacant
 • Total9,500 km2 (3,700 sq mi)
Highest elevation1,862 m (6,109 ft)
 • Total2,071,900
 • Density199/km2 (520/sq mi)
State Index
 • HDI (2019)Increase 0.808 (very high) (8th)[4]
 • GDP (2019)Increase RM 48.717 billion ($11.698 billion) (10th)[5]
 • Per capita (2019)Increase RM 22,412 ($5,490) (14th)[5]
Postal code
05xxx to 09xxx
Calling code04
08 (Kulim and Langkawi)
ISO 3166 codeMY-02
Vehicle registrationK (Mainland Kedah)
KV (Langkawi Island)
Old Kedah2nd CE
Kedah Sultanate1136
British control1909
Japanese occupation1942
Accession into the Federation of Malaya1948
Independence as part of the Federation of Malaya31 August 1957


Administrative divisionsEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 Cite error: The named reference Johor info was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  2. "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2010" (PDF). Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. "Population by States and Ethnic Group". Department of Information, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia. 2015. Archived from the original on 12 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. "Subnational Human Development Index (2.1) [Kedah – Malaysia]". Global Data Lab of Institute for Management Research, Radboud University. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Department of Statistics Malaysia Official Portal". Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  6. "Kedah: The Rice Bowl of Malaysia". Tourism Malaysia. Archived from the original on January 11, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2010.

Other websitesEdit

States and Federal Territories of Malaysia  
States: Johor | Kedah | Kelantan | Melaka | Negeri Sembilan | Pahang | Perak | Perlis | Penang | Sabah | Sarawak | Selangor | Terengganu
Federal Territories: Kuala Lumpur | Labuan | Putrajaya